Educating Employees about Crane Safety

Crane safety training is the process of educating individuals about the proper use and safety measures involved in operating cranes.

Construction engineers, safety managers, supervisors, lift planners and evaluators, service personnel, and owners that need to learn more about crane safety on construction sites and how to develop comprehensive crane safety and lift plans can benefit from this training. It is important for crane operators and other personnel working with cranes to be familiar with crane safety and to receive ongoing training. Employers should also conduct safety audits and inspections of cranes and associated equipment to identify potential hazards and address them before an incident or accident occurs.

We offer beginner-level programs and specific, customized crane safety training for crane operators, rigger and signal persons, A/D (assembly/ disassembly) directors, competent persons, site supervisors, and lift directors and cover topics including:

  • Understanding crane types and their specific uses (mobile, tower and overhead)
  • Safety guidelines
  • Proper site planning
  • OSHA regulations /OSHA citation structure
  • Crane owner and crane user responsibilities
  • Hand and radio communication
  • Crane inspection requirements
  • Load charts
  • Hazard identification
  • Emergency procedures
  • Proper ground conditions
  • ANSI/ASME standards
  • Site Supervisor and Lift Director responsibilities
  • Safe rigging procedures
  • Fall protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Rigger and signal person responsibilities
  • Assembly/Disassembly Director responsibilities
  • Competent person responsibilities
  • Power lines
  • Leveling procedures