Overhead and gantry cranes are routinely used on many industrial sites to lift heavy loads during production. Despite their common use, around 70 people die each year from crane-related incidents according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The most likely members of the workforce to be killed in crane-related incidents are construction laborers, electricians, and welders.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to identify:
Safety devices that should be found on overhead and gantry cranes
Required steps for inspecting crane equipment
Requirements for pre-operation testing
Requirements for proper load rigging
Required procedures for lifting and moving loads
Required safety practices for leaving equipment unattended, working around other personnel, and disconnecting power to the equipment