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Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety in Construction Training Course

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This training identifies the uses and dangers associated with cranes, derricks, and hoists in construction.

17 minutes   |   SKU: AT105    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR    |    Produced 2024




EN / ES / FR




17 minutes

Training Objectives

Identify common types of cranes and derricks
Identify hazards associated with using cranes, derricks, and hoists
Describe ways to prevent injuries associated with these hazards
Understand how to safely use equipment to move a load
Understand the process of becoming a qualified rigger, signal person or operator

Course Overview

The use of cranes and derricks in helping to lift and move materials on a construction site is commonplace, but can also be dangerous. Not just anyone can use a crane and it’s important for those working with this type of equipment to understand the different types, their uses, and steps to take to keep everyone safe.

Did you know there are several different types of cranes and derricks? Different cranes are used for various purposes depending on the job site and the load to be moved. It’s not as simple as just picking something up! The correct rigging and hoist set-up needs to be used. Understanding the pros and cons of each option helps riggers in choosing the proper equipment for the job.

As with much construction work, there are hazards associated with the use of cranes and derricks. Understanding the hazards is the first step in mitigating them to prevent injury. Cranes should only be used by certified operators and with the assistance of a qualified signal person. Job-site ground needs to be dry, level, and free of underground utilities. Power lines pose another danger in using cranes and derricks. In addition, frequent inspections must be done on all equipment and components to make sure everything is in working order.

This course will help you identify and respond to potential hazards associated with the use of cranes and derricks. You will learn the types of cranes many construction sites use and the steps involved in becoming a certified operator. All workers should be familiar with how to keep safe around cranes before beginning any projects involving them!

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

Compliance Standards & Regulations

This course references the standards and regulations listed below.

29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart CC, 1910.180; OSHA regulation 1926.1427

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What are the common different types of cranes?

Crawler cranes, locomotive cranes, truck cranes, and wheel-mounted cranes.

Are there requirements to becoming certified to operate a crane?

Yes, there are four ways in which someone can become a certified crane operator: through an accredited testing organization, an audited employer program, the US military, or a state or local government license. Operators pass a practical test in which they demonstrate their ability to put all of this knowledge into practice.

What is the purpose of a signal person, or spotter?

A signal person is needed whenever the crane operator’s view is obstructed. They use hand signals to communicate with the operator.

What types of slings could be used in rigging to hoist a load?

Synthetic round slings, wire rope slings, and alloy steel chain slings.

What is a qualified rigger?

A qualified rigger is any person with a recognized degree, certificate, or professional training in rigging and can successfully demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to load rigging.

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