Overhead Crane Safety

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
Website: www.nativetc.com

Overhead Crane Safety

Overhead travelling cranes and cranes are devices used to lift and move heavy loads. Due to their high power, lifting devices can be the most dangerous equipment on a job site. Every year in Canada, hoisting accidents result in hundreds of injuries, dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in property damage.

Target Audience

All workers who operate cranes.


• Identify and describe the three main types of industrial cranes

• Identify two types of controllers

• List the three things that must be verified before a lift

• Define and describe rigging and slings

• Describe basic safety inspections for overhead industrial cranes, their components, and rigging

• Describe guidelines for personal protective equipment when working around cranes

• List the three things that factor into load capacity

• Describe how the sling angle can affect rigging

• Describe safe procedures for lifting, moving, and setting down a load

• Describe guidelines for operating a crane near people

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: 35 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.


Exceldor Coopérative

Finkl Steel


Glencore – Mine Raglan

IOC Labrador

IOC Sept-Îles

Kidd Operations



Quebec Iron Ore inc. (Minerai de fer Québec inc.)

Rio Tinto – 2028 Mellon

Rio Tinto – Alma

Rio Tinto – Beauharnois

Rio Tinto – Complexe Jonquière

Rio Tinto – CRDA

Rio Tinto – Dubuc

Rio Tinto – Grande-Baie

Rio Tinto – Installations Portuaires

Rio Tinto – Laterrière

Rio Tinto – Énergie Électrique/Manoir

Rio Tinto Aluminum

SFP Pointe-Noire


Tafisa Canada