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Learn the ins and outs of Overhead Cranes

This 3-day program 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. Students will receive the information, training, and confidence to be one of the best crane operators in the industry.

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Knowledgeable Instructor

These courses are taught by our very own Rick Stephens. With over 30 years of industry experience in Manufacturing, Service, Inspecting and Training on Overhead cranes, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students. His passion not just for cranes but safety as well makes his students well-equipped to handle the everyday and unexpected circumstances on the job site.

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Purpose Built Instruction Rooms

Courses are taught at our Elkhart service branch. We have a designated training room with working equipment to help students gain practical knowledge in a controlled environment.

Elkhart Service Branch

2207 Clay Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46517


Training Outline: Operator

  • Definitions
  • Inspection documentation/record keeping requirements
  • Frequent & periodic inspection requirements
  • Nomenclature & selection of equipment
  • Operational limitations of equipment
  • Required pre-operational inspection
  • Accident causes and preventions
  • ASME B30.2 hand signals
  • Proper communication between work crew
  • Shutdown
  • Safe operating practices

Training Outline: Rigging

  • Definitions
  • Inspection documentation/record keeping requirements
  • Riggers responsibilities
  • Section of rigging
  • Sling angles
  • Sling hitches
  • Determining load weight
  • Environment conditions
  • Safe rigging practices


These are hotels that we recommend in the area. Stay is not provided by Hoosier Crane

Holiday Inn
3610 Nappanee Street
Elkhart, In 46517

Comfort Suites
27838 County Rd 24
Elkhart, In 4651

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