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Overhead Crane Operator & Rigger/Signalperson

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Course Description:

Attention Crane Operators...

New OSHA regulations starting November 10, 2018 require that all crane operators, riggers and signalpersons be certified. These intense workshops, taught by Southeastern Crane Academy are recognized by Crane Institute of America Certification, LLC an independent certifying organization providing OSHA and NCCA accredited certifications.

Overhead cranes of various types and sizes have been used in many different industries such as; manufacturing, power and chemical plants, the maritime industry, and mechanical maintenance shops, just to name a few, since the 1800’s.  In today’s fast-paced industries, safe operating practices and load handling skills are vital to efficient business operations.  We strive to impart these values to every student, in every class we teach.

Our Overhead Crane and Rigger/Signalperson course provides participants with in-depth training on various types of overhead cranes. Students will also learn basic rigging and signaling for overhead and gantry cranes, including proper use of slings and basic rigging equipment inspection.  OSHA and ASME crane standards are thoroughly covered, preparing operators for OSHA inspections and providing necessary tools for development of a crane safety culture.

Crane Types:

• Overhead Cranes
• Gantry Cranes
• Bridge Cranes (single and double girder)
• Cab/Pulpit Operated
• Pendant Operated
• Remote Control Operated
• Jib Cranes

Course Topics:

• Crane components, characteristics, and terminology
• Crane types and sizes
• Causes and results of overhead crane accidents
• Emergency shutdown procedures
• Lockout/tag-out procedures
• Operator regulations
• Inspection procedures and techniques
• OSHA and ASME inspection requirements
• Wire rope or chain conditions
• Performing load test
• Safe operating practices and procedures
• Determining load weight
• Avoiding shock and side loading
• Hand and voice signals
• Emergency stop function
• Limit devices and control functions
• Load path and personnel safety
• Basic rigging procedures


Experienced Trainers:

Southeastern Crane Academy is one of the nation’s leading providers of training services to the lifting industry. All of our curriculum meets or exceeds OSHA and industry standards. SCA’s instructors are passionate about teaching others in the material handling industry how to work safely. We are known for making learning enjoyable and information easy to understand while maintaining a high level of quality. Every trainer has a minimum of 15 years of hands-on field experience operating and/or inspecting cranes and heavy equipment and are required to maintain CIC crane operator and practical examiner certifications. 

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Target Audience:
Overhead Crane Operators that need to bring their skills up-to-date with the new OSHA requirements.

Course Details:
  • Course Type: Customized Corporate Training & Consulting
  • Course Goals: To prepare operators to obtain new OSHA certification requirements
  • Length: Minimum of 40.00 hours
  • Format: Hands On Workshop
  • Course Materials Included
  • Classes presented by the CCTI@IRSC are for personal enrichment, professional certification and licensing or continuing education purposes only. They do not qualify for college credit and therefore are not eligible for discounts, Florida pre-paid, State tuition waiver programs or funding for college level classes.

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