What is an overhead crane?
The crane is operated using a hand-held control, which the operator uses to move the trolley, lift the hoist and lower it when necessary. Overhead cranes can be used to move materials vertically, horizontally, and in a rotary motion.
The importance of crane safety
If a crane is not maintained properly, or if the operator is not trained properly, then there is a risk of accidents or injuries resulting from the use of the crane.
The use of overhead cranes is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States. OSHA requires all crane operators to be certified and keep up with regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance of the crane.
To comply with OSHA regulations, all employers must provide adequate training and certification to their crane operators.
They must also keep a detailed log of the training and certification of all crane operators.
Types of overhead cranes
Basic operation and functionality of an overhead crane
How To Become A Certified Crane Operator
Once the program has been completed, workers must obtain a crane certification or crane license that will allow them to operate overhead cranes safely and efficiently. This certification or license will be valid for three years, after which time the worker must renew their credentials.
Overhead crane training is essential for all workers who operate overhead cranes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all workers to be certified and to keep up with regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance of the crane. Furthermore, all operators must be trained on the proper use of the crane and the potential hazards associated with its use. To become certified, workers must complete an approved crane operation training program. The program must be approved by OSHA and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). After completing the program, workers can obtain a overhead crane certificate or crane license that will allow them to operate overhead cranes safely and efficiently.