Program Description

Overhead cranes are used in many industries to move heavy and oversized objects that other material handling methods cannot. These cranes have a railed support structure, also known as a bridge, and a wheeled trolley that travels across the bridge horizontally. Several varieties of overhead cranes exist including gantry, semi-gantry, cantilever gantry, bridge, wall cranes and mono rail cranes. OSHA regulates overhead crane safety through 29 CFR 1910.179, overhead and gantry cranes ASME B30.2 Overhead Bridge Crane and other related standards. This regulation covers general requirements, design, inspection, maintenance requirements and operations.

Pinnacle Training Solutions offers training based on ASME B30.2 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.179 that will provide your personnel with the knowledge they need to operate all types of overhead cranes safely. The trainers at Pinnacle Training Solutions are NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane operator along with NCCCO Overhead Crane Practical Examiners that provide real life operating experiences.

PTS training programs are tailored designed to specifically meet the needs of your organization.

The training consists of classroom, written testing and a hands on evaluation with the types of cranes at your facility. Each student is required to pass both the written test and the hands on evaluation before receiving a laminated wallet card indicating they are “qualified” to operate overhead cranes. PTS also offers overhead crane operator “certification” if so needed.

Classroom topics covered, but not limited to, are as followed:

  • Pre-operation inspection
  • Characteristics of the overhead crane types
  • Responsibilities of the crane operator
  • Safe handling of loads
  • Safe rigging practices
  • Load placement

Along with many other important topics that must be to be covered to allow a Qualified Overhead Crane operator to operate safely and efficiently.

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