Crane Hand Signals

Native Education & Training College
Of Business, Healthcare,
Human Services & Technology

147 McIntyre St. W., Suite 101, North Bay, ON P1B 2Y5
Toll Free: 1.800.267.2577 Fax: 705.497.7839

Crane Hand Signals

Often, a crane operator does not have a clear view of the load during a lift, so he must rely on a spotter, or signal person, to guide him. Safe lifting requires a reliable communication channel between the crane operator and the signal person. Even though radios can be used, hand signals are often the most reliable form of communication.

Target Audience

Crane operators, as well as workers who guide or participate in crane operations.


• Describe the importance of standard hand signals for directing crane operation

• Describe the role and requirements of a signal person

• Demonstrate proper hand signals for standard crane operations

Course Content/ Educational Approach

Training based on high-quality, realistic 3D simulations that allow learners to clearly visualize risk situations and applicable solutions. Many interactions are included throughout the course to ensure the learners’ participation and understanding.

Duration: 20 minutes

Evaluation: Built-in exam

Passing Score: 85%

Price: $49.95


Internet connection, computer speakers or headphones required.

The duration of the training is a general indication and may vary from one person to another.

This training is recognized by the following client corporations:


Aluminerie Alouette

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada


Arrimage Québec


Elkem Métal Canada Inc.

Finkl Steel


IOC Labrador

IOC Sept-Îles



SFP Pointe-Noire