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Crane Safety Basics

    Crane Safety Basics

    Course Overview

    Crane Safety Basics is an intermediate online course that focuses on crane safety training. The course is designed to provide information regarding selection, set-up, inspection and use of cranes in construction activities. You are the best eyes and ears for identifying hazards in the workplace.

    Intended Audience

    The Crane Safety course is intended for workers and supervisor in the construction industry.

    • Construction Workers
    • Construction Supervisors

    Learning Objectives

    Crane Safety training will provide you with general requirements for all cranes, inspections, electrical hazards, stability and ground conditions, load charts, signaling requirements and certifications. By the end of this Crane Safety course, you will have been provided with the knowledge required to promote safe work practices while using the crane.

    You are encouraged to further your learning by reviewing the primary OSHA references for this course: OSHA 29 CFR 1926; Subpart N, OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks and the 2010 OSHA Crane regulation.

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Crane Safety
    • General Requirements for All Cranes
    • Types of Cranes
      • Rough Terrain Cranes
      • Truck Mounted Cranes
      • Crawler Cranes
      • Tower Cranes
    • Load Charts
    • Inspections and Certifications


    • OSHA
    • CFR
    • A/D Director
    • Operator Certification
    • Qualified Rigger person
    • Qualified Signal person
    • Digger Derricks

    Features and Benefits

    By taking ClickSafety’s Crane Safety online course, you will be better prepared to work safely at the job site while operating a crane. This course will provide you with a basic familiarity in the principles of safe crane operation – principles which will help you in the field. This course is not a substitute for a working knowledge of crane use or crane supervision.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

    • Know basic safety-related elements of crane operation
    • Ensure that crane loads do not exceed the crane’s rated capacity
    • Determine electrical hazards
    • Check all rigging prior to use without wrapping hoist ropes or chains around the load
    • Understand the general requirements for all cranes, including inspections, stability and ground conditions, signaling and load charts
    • Have reviewed certifications and 2010 OSHA crane regulations
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080