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Crane Awareness

A crane is a machine for lifting and lowering a load and moving it horizontally, with the hoisting mechanism an integral part of the machine. Cranes whether fixed or mobile are driven manually or by power.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Crane Standards, 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 and 1926 contain requirements for Cranes. This standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction, that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load.

Government Regulations:

Who Needs this Training?
The employer must provide each operator-in-training with sufficient training, through a combination of formal and practical instruction, to ensure that the operator in- training develops the skills, knowledge, and ability to recognize and avert risk necessary to operate the equipment safely for assigned work.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
An employee who has not been certified/licensed and evaluated to operate assigned equipment in accordance with this section may only operate the equipment as an operator-in-training under supervision. Workers can cause damage, harm or injuries if not properly trained.

Included Topics:
Introduction – 0:25
Topic 1: Introduction – 3:53
Topic 2: Types of Cranes – 1:49
Topic 3: Working Near Powerlines – 4:49
Topic 4: Work Area Control – 1:56
Topic 5: Transportation Safety – 2:14
Topic 6: Equipment Safety – 4:58
Topic 7: Signals/Spotters – 7:30
Topic 8: Certification and Licensing – 3:21
Topic 9: Training – 2:33
Summary – 0:23

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 40 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.

Crane Awareness

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