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Safe Operation of Overhead Cranes

Course Length - 8 Hours

This program will provide participants with a thorough review of the information needed to understand how their Overhead Crane operates, capacity and rigging principles, and safe operating procedures. This class covers a variety of industrial type cranes including bridge, jib and gantry cranes.

In order to receive a Certificate of Competency, the participant must achieve a passing grade on the written in-class test and the practical skills evaluation. The practical skills evaluation is to be performed at the workers place of employment.

The course is broken down into the following content modules:

  • Applicable Legislation

  • Hazard Identification

  • Pre-Operational Checks

  • Rigging

  • Capacity and Sling Angles

  • Safe Operating Procedures

Legislative reference:

Regulation 851, Industrial Establishments 51(2) A lifting device shall be operated,
(a) only by a

  • (i) a competent person, or

  • (ii) a worker being instructed who is accompanied by a competent person


Upon completion of the theory portion of the program a hands on practical evaluation is required to complete certification. A $100/person charge applies for each evaluation.  If additional evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, than a charge of $50/person/lifting device will apply. Hands-on evaluations must be completed within 90 days.

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Occupational Safety Group

3330 Dingman Drive

London, ON N6E 3W8 Canada

TEL: 519.850.4000

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