Overhead Crane


Overhead Crane Safety Program provides training that will enable you to use overhead cranes and hoists safely.


Overhead cranes and hoists are some of the most essential pieces of equipment used in the handling and transportation of goods and material in the manufacturing industry. 

Everyone involved in the movement of a load must be fully aware of the potential consequences of poor lift planning and execution. The rigger who hooks up the load, the engineer, the supervisor, and the person responsible for the load weight calculation and its final position must know the crane's capacity and limitations.


Course Content:

In order to operate a crane safely and effectively, the crane operator must understand all aspects of the machine, including:

  • crane controls, location and movement
  • crane capacities
  • how to read and use load charts and related information
  • operation speeds
  • crane signals, both visual and audible
  • crane inspections
  • rigging


The primary goals of the Overhead Crane Safety Program are to:

  • Provide training that will enable you to use overhead cranes and hoists safely
  • Reduce the frequency and severity of overhead crane related incidents that result in (or could result in) injury to workers or damage to property.​.



Appropriate clothing is required (i.e. jeans, long pants)

Employers are advised to not send injured employees who are unable to perform required exercises to pass the practical exercises of the course.

Course Length:
The course length including the theory, practical session including mandatory written theory test is an 8 hr (1 Day) course.


Course Completion:

All students who complete the course successfully will each receive a wallet size certificate.


Travel Charge:

All mobile training will be subject to a travel charge round trip of $1.25/km.