Tower Crane Operator Training


Student Materials:

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

Types of Equipment Covered:

Top Slewing Tower Cranes
Self Erecting Tower Cranes
Luffing Tower Cranes
Remote Control Tower Cranes
Cab Control Tower Cranes


Certified Rigger Training (CIT RT course or equivalent)
Numerate / Literate
Pass Mark required for both Theory and Practical is 75%
Course duration is three 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 Tower Cranes 1910 subpart N
OSHA Slings – 29 CFR Part 1910.184
OSHA Rigging equipment for material handling – 29 CFR Part 1926.251
ANSI/ASME B30.3 – Construction Tower 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
Safe shutdown procedures
Loadchart interpretation
Working at height
Hand signals

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.