Overhead Crane Safety Instructor Kit


The kit includes:

Overhead Crane Spiral-contains instructor guides for overhead crane operator training.  It also includes practical hands-on evaluation guidelines and instructor tips.

Thumb Drive- contains PowerPoint presentations, forms, instructor tips, standards, and references.

*In order to comply with CTS training standards, each trainee must have their own study guide.  All material is protected by copyright law and may not be copied or reproduced.


Overhead Crane training complies with requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart N, Section 29 CFR 1910.179, overhead and gantry cranes and  American National Standard Institute (ANSI) / American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes, ANSI B30.2.

Topics Presented in class

  1. Operator Factors
  2. Regulations and Standards
  3. Types of Overhead Cranes and Components
  4. Decal Meaning and Location
  5. Overhead Crane Inspections Types and Frequency
  6. Wire Rope Inspections
  7. Maintenance
  8. Major Overhead Crane Hazards
  9. Safe Operation of Overhead Cranes
  10. Set-Up
  11. Cab Operated Overhead Cranes
  12. Load Center of Gravity
  13. Rigging Devices
  14. Four Basic Rules of Rigging
  15. Rigging Inspections
  16. Types of Hitches (Rigging)
  17. Recommended Sling Angles and Sling Tension Calculation
  18. Basic Hand Signals
  19. Written test (30 Questions)

Overhead Crane Hands-on and Evaluation

  1. Complete JSA
  2. Complete Pre/Post Use Inspection
  3. Evaluate trainee while he/she operates an overhead crane on a work-related course
  4. Review evaluation with trainee
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