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Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910 & 1926

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This online certification course details the standards, regulations, and requirements associated with the safe use and operation of different types of lifting equipment. Course topics include hazard identification, general safety guidelines, and the types of equipment regulated under OSHA crane safety standards.

Cranes, derricks, and hoists are used throughout the construction industry to move large, heavy loads. These lifting devices are inherently dangerous due to their massive size and the heavy loads they bear. Derrick, crane, and hoist safety training protects device operators and employees in work zones with lifting equipment.

This course is for:
This online crane training course is designed for anyone who works with cranes, including both workers and supervisors. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

Case Study: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a branch of the United States Department of Labor. The BLS is a federal agency commissioned with the responsibility of gathering, analyzing, and sharing information that is vital for public and private decision making. The BLS has composed a data sheet of fatal occupational injuries that involve cranes, ranging from 2011 to 2017. This study found that, on average, there were 42 fatalities annually. Of the fatalities in this 7-year analysis:

  • 154 resulted from being struck by an object or equipment put into motion by a crane
  • 39 resulted from a transportation incident
  • 41 resulted from a fall
  • 63 have a result of "other"

Key Takeaway: Cranes of all types present life-threatening dangers. Do not underestimate their hazards. This course will help you stay vigilant while working with or around cranes.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 covers general industry regulations, while 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. Subpart N in both sections of the regulations covers this topic.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Operations
  • Regulations Related to Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Operations
  • Diagram of General Crane Components
  • Key Terms and Definitions
    General Safety Guidelines
  • Ground Conditions
  • Employee and Site Safety Guidelines
  • Work Area Control
  • Required Clearance
  • Safety Devices
  • Operational Aids and Alternative Measures
    • Category I
    • Category II
  • Signals
  • Types of Signals
  • Operator Requirements for Handling, Attaching, and Moving Loads
  • Refueling
  • Fall Protection
  • Personal Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Systems
  • Anchorage
  • Types of Inspections
  • Operational Testing and Maintenance
  • Ropes Inspection
  • High Voltage Environments
    Assembly and Disassembly: Supervision Requirements
  • Assembly and Disassembly: Further Responsibilities
  • Fall Protection During A/D
    Operator Certification and Licensing
  • Criteria for Certification
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Requirements for Trainers
  • Signal Person Qualifications
    Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • General Requirements
  • Cabs
  • Footwalks, Ladders, and Stairways
  • Bumpers and Guards
  • Brakes for Hoists
  • Brakes for Trolleys and Bridges
  • Application of Trolley and Bridge Brakes
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Controllers
  • Resistors, Conductors, and Extension Lamps
  • Switches
  • Hoisting Equipment
    Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes
  • Load Ratings
  • Load Handling Guidelines
  • Hoisting and Load Holding Guidelines
  • Additional Safety Requirements
  • Derrick Load Ratings Chart
  • Derrick Inspections
  • Derrick Testing
  • Derrick Maintenance
  • Derrick Rope Inspections
  • Derrick Load Size
  • Derrick Load Holding
  • Other Requirements for Derricks
    Additional Regulations
  • Equipment with High and Low Hoisting/Lifting Capacity
  • Additional Regulations for Tower Cranes and Derricks
  • Engineer and Manufacturer Requirements for Tower Cranes and Derricks
  • Additional Safety Devices and Brakes for Tower Cranes
  • Operational Aids for Tower Cranes
  • Additional Inspections for Tower Cranes
  • Additional Requirements for Floating Cranes/Derricks and Land Cranes/Derricks on Barges
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as pieces of equipment used to lift heavy loads.

To ensure compliance with OSHA crane and derrick training, safety training must be conducted in relevant topics whenever there is an indication that retraining is necessary. This crane certification course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Raul Q Verified
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Lots of information jammed into one class

Ricardo V Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

very educational, well needed

Timothy L Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

The course was great and gave a lot of good information. Covered some very important topics.

Aaron J Verified
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Brian G Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Very good course, easy to understand and a nice option to have nice voice talking as you read along.

Brandon Z Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Awesome course

Yodai T Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

There being a clip duration for each section was helpful for pacing.

Kenneth Z Verified
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Bryan C Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

I like the information that is given.It makes you realize the hazards and also ways to prevent issues.

Karen R Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Great information presented in an easy to understand fashion

Thomas M Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

This course was very interesting but not relevant to the equipment that we use at our locations.

Ryo K Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Good course, however it was mostly irrelevant to my line of work. But that might be my companies fault for requiring us to do very detailed crane work, and it can still be good knowledge!

Teijiro N Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

I would have like more interaction with the course to help me learn. For example add more questions to the quizzes at the end of the section. Otherwise it was a good course.

Lucian G Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Very good content; very easy to use; zero technical issues.

Joseph G Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

I like the format and presentation of material. Nice I do online.

Darren L Verified
Crane, Derrick & Hoist Safety

Great, highly informative material. Well done!



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