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Crane Safety Basics for Construction

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Course ID: MOOD495
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 Hours 20 Minutes
Language: English

Heavy machinery is essential on every construction site, and workers and employers must be aware of how to properly operate this equipment to avoid injury to themselves and others. The Crane Safety Basics for Construction course helps ensure that workers are prepared to operate a variety of cranes and identify any hazards that arise on the job site.

NOTICE: This course does not replace on-the-job training for crane operators and/or adequate supervision during use.

This intermediate-level online course focuses on the basics of crane safety training for operators and other construction workers. Course topics include:

  • Common types of cranes, including rough terrain, truck-mounted, crawler, and tower models
  • General requirements for safe crane operation
  • Crane inspection
  • Operator certification
  • Signaling requirements
  • Understanding load charts
  • Common electrical hazards
  • Rigging requirements
  • Stability and ground conditions
  • The role of the assembly/disassembly (A/D) director, qualified rigger person, and qualified signal person
  • OSHA’s rules for cranes and digger derricks

Course participants are also encouraged to review OSHA’s standards for crane operation, including OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart N, OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks, and the 2010 OSHA Crane regulation.

This course is appropriate for all construction workers and supervisors who work with cranes in the construction industry. However, please note that this course does not provide working knowledge of crane use or serve to replace supervision of workers who use cranes on the job.

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

Upon completion of Crane Safety Basics for Construction, you will understand the fundamentals of safe crane operation, including load limits, awareness of electrical hazards, proper rigging, signaling, stability, inspections, ground conditions, and more. Students also gain familiarity with certification standards and OSHA’s 2010 crane regulations to promote workplace safety for themselves and others.


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