Overhead Crane Certification

This course takes an in-depth look at the safe operating procedures and regulations involved with the use of overhead cranes. In our on site overhead crane training course we take participants through best practices in proper rigging, rigging selection and hazard identification as well as the core fundamentals of overhead cranes, load limits, maintenance and lock out procedures. Finally, each participant will be tested with an obstacle avoidance course to acquire their overhead crane certification.

Course Outline

This course covers all apsects of the safe operation of overhead cranes. Upon completion, each participant will have a deep understanding of their crane and its unique operating characteristics.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Overhead Crane Fundamentals
  • Proper Rigging / Equipment Selection
  • Proper Load Handling
  • Log Books / Load Charts
  • Tag Lines / Hand Signals
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Pre-operational Inspection


  • 8:00am Class Starts
    (Unless otherwise requested)
  • 8:00 - 11:30 Overhead Crane Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Theory Test
  • 12:00 Lunch break.
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Practical Examination
    Experienced Operators
  • 2:30 - Practical Examination
    Novice Operators

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012