Crane & Equipment Operator Safety Training

Heavy equipment is used in a variety of areas and for many different reasons. Cranes especially can vary in size and function, mostly used for construction of buildings from one to hundreds of stories tall. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Crane & Equipment Operators.

OSHA Required Training

Electrical
OSHA Regulation: 1910.332

When OSHA Requires Electrical Training:

When an employee faces the risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by engineering controls. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):

  • Electrical Safety Awareness Training Powerpoint


  • Electrical Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Electrical Training Videos (paid):


  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I by Atlantic Training


  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II by Atlantic Training


  • Electrical Safety by Summit Training

Manlifts
OSHA Regulation: 1910.66(i)(1)

When OSHA Requires Manlift Training:

When an employee is required to operate a working platform as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Manlift Training Resources (free):


  • Manlift Operator Powerpoint


  • Working Platform Poster


  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Aerial Lift Safety Training Videos (paid):


  • Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments by Atlantic Training


  • Aerial Lift Safety by Summit Training Source


  • Aerial Lift Safety by Atlantic Training

Fall Protection
OSHA Regulation: 1926.503(a)

When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:

Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.

Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):


  • Fall Protection Powerpoint


  • Fall Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fall Protection Training Videos (paid):


  • Fall Protection by Atlantic Training


  • Fall Protection: Prevent Falling with PPE by Atlantic Training


  • Fall Protection The Right Connection by Coastal Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment
OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint


  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance


  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training


  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training
(Not required by OSHA)

Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging Training Resources (free):

  • Crane Operations Powerpoint

  • Cranes & Hoists Signals Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging Training Videos (paid):


  • Rigging Safety In Construction Environments by Atlantic Training


  • Cranes, Chains, Slings & Hoists by Atlantic Training


  • Crane Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Trench and Shoring Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Trench and Shoring Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Trench and Shoring Safety Powerpoint

  • Trench Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Trench and Shoring Safety Training Videos (paid):


  • Trenching & Shoring Safety Basics by Atlantic Training


  • The Competent Person and Soil Classification by Atlantic Training


  • Trenching & Shoring Safety by JJ Keller