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Online Overhead Crane Training

Overhead crane systems are utilized in a variety of applications and environments to transport heavy materials. Though highly useful, they also pose a number of risks and hazards. That’s why it’s important for all operators to be thoroughly trained in safe operating practices. For an effective overhead crane certification course, look no further than our online overhead crane training! This course gives operators the knowledge they need for safe and efficient operation.

For more information on this online overhead crane training, contact our team today. With hundreds of online, in-class, and blended learning solutions, Leavitt Machinery supports all industries with quality training. Whether you’re looking for forklift operator training, chemical hazard awareness training, or management training, we can help. We’ll work with you to provide the perfect training solution based on your needs, budget, and schedule.

While this course touches on some items related to rigging, it is recommended that operators also complete Rigging (Basic), Rigging (Intermediate) or Rigging and Slinging (Advanced) in conjunction with it.

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Overhead Crane Certification Topics

  • Types of overhead crane accidents.
  • The primary causes of dropped loads.
  • Following the manufacturer’s instructions during inspections.
  • Pre-operation inspections and logbooks.
  • Proper spooling of wire rope on hoist drums.
  • Inspections of wire ropes, end attachments, hoist blocks, sheaves, and hoist drums.
  • Inspection schedules as outlined by manufacturer guidelines.
  • The “Dos and Don’ts” of safe operation.
  • Crane hand signals.

Online Overhead Crane Training Duration

This online overhead crane certification course requires about 1 hour to complete. As an online course, it can be started, paused, and resumed as needed.

Testing and Completion

Testing is conducted throughout this online overhead crane training to reinforce the content presented. Participants are given up to three attempts to achieve a score of at least 70% or higher. Upon passing this course, a certificate of completion is awarded. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the date it is issued. Please note that some jurisdictions require an additional practical evaluation for full certification.

Select courses are also available with multiple language options. Take a look at the full list of courses we have available for Canada (English, Spanish, French) and the USA ( English, Spanish, French)!

Not ready for the Advanced Rigging and Slinging training? Basic Rigging or Intermediate Rigging options are also available.