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Overhead Crane & Hoist Training: The Essentials of Safety

Safety is always at the forefront of our minds at Hoosier Crane. Whether it's in our supply chain department when they're determining which parts to order, our engineering department when designing your crane, or our service department when performing inspections, safety is our number one priority.

An essential component of safety is training. It's a critical part of any industry, but the importance is magnified when you're dealing with equipment like overhead cranes. ASME B30 and CMAA requires a person must be trained and qualified to operate overhead cranes. Michigan, California, and Massachusetts have additional requirements that overhead crane and hoist operators must have a license to operate the crane or hoist. All operators need to be trained properly for their safety and the safety of those around them.

Training can provide operators with knowledge such as

  • How to properly select rigging and sling protection
  • How to perform a daily inspection of the crane or hoist
  • The ability to smoothly start, stop, and land a load
  • Awareness of the potential hazards of crane use
  • How to safely use a crane or hoist
  • The ability to estimate a load's weight
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Training operators to use overhead cranes safely and effectively is an important part of creating a safe environment for your employees. Training crane operators can keep employees from harm while educating them on unsafe operation. Let's keep our industry as safe as possible. The investment in training is priceless.

Hoosier Crane has a new training center equipped with the latest technology. We offer safety and operator training classes at our new facility, or we can come to your site. Please contact us at (800) 509-6131 if you are interested in scheduling a training session or have any questions.

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Extended Training

We are offering a 3-day program that covers the role and responsibilities of the overhead crane operator and rigger. You will be trained on the basics of safe operation practices, crane attachments, side and shock loading, basic rigging, and the effects of sling angles.

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