Overhead Cranes

This online Overhead Cranes course is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to safely inspect, maintain, and operate overhead cranes.

Course Overview

This online Overhead Cranes course is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to safely inspect, maintain, and operate overhead cranes.

Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the primary causes of overhead crane accidents and dropped loads
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions during inspections
  • List the requirements for pre-start inspections and log books
  • Recognize crane hand signals

Course Topics

  • Types of overhead crane accidents
  • The primary causes of dropped loads
Module 2: Inspection and Maintenance
  • Following the manufacturer, instructions during inspection
  • Pre start inspections and log books
  • Proper spooling of wire rope on hoist drums
  • Inspections of wire ropes, end attachments, hoist blocks, equalizer sheaves, and hoist drums
  • Testing of high and low limit switches, controls for proper operation, and hoist brakes
  • Inspection schedules as per maintenance
Module 3: Basic Safety Recommendations
  • The Dos and Don'ts of safe operation
  • Crane hand signals