Overhead Crane / Hoist Operator Training

Student Materials:

1. Overhead Crane/Hoist Operator Training manual
2. Supplemental Handouts and Related Materials

Types of Equipment Covered:

Top Running Overhead Cranes
Monorail Cranes
Underhung Cranes
Jib Cranes
Gantry Cranes


Certified Rigger Training (CIT RT course or equivalent)
Numerate / Literate (there is an option for a Verbal test)
Pass Mark required for both Theory and Practical is 75%
Course duration is four days depending on experience
Refresher course duration is two days.
Certificate subject to renewal every two years.

Standards Covered:

OSHA The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tag out) – 29 CFR Part 1910.147
OSHA Overhead and gantry cranes – 29 CFR Part 1910.179
OSHA Slings – 29 CFR Part 1910.184
OSHA Rigging equipment for material handling – 29 CFR Part 1926.251
ANSI/ASME B30.2 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes
ANSI/ASME B30.9 – Slings
ANSI/ASME B30.10 – Hooks
ANSI/ASME B30.11 – Monorail and Underhung Cranes
ANSI/ASME B30.16 – Overhead Hoists (Underhung)
ANSI/ASME B30.17 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist)
ANSI/ASME B30.20 – Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
ANSI/ASME B30.26 – Rigging Hardware
Crane Manufacturer’s Association of America Specification # 70 – Top Running
Bridge and Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes
Crane Manufacturers’ Information and Service Bulletins
Rigging Manufacturers’ Information and Service Bulletins
Article 610 of the National Electric Code

Topics Covered:

Operator Qualifications, Responsibilities and Conduct
Crane Terminology, Definitions and Components
Warning Labels and Decals
Electrical Systems
Mechanical Systems
Structural Components
Hoisting Mechanisms
Pre-Operational, Frequent and Periodic Inspections
Rope Inspection and Maintenance
Inspection Procedures and Checklists
Inspection/Removal Criteria
Required and Appropriate Documentation
Safe operating procedures

Examination and Certificates

Written and Practical exercises are given to each attendee.
A CIT Ghana Certificate of Completion is issued to each attendee who successfully completes the course of instruction.