Overhead Crane Training

Overhead Bridge And Gantry Safety Crane Training 29CFR 1910.179(A)(35),(B)(8)ASME B30.2

Overhead bridge and gantry accidents cause downtime and have the potential to injure workers and bystanders.  Our Overhead Bridge and Gantry Training Course is designed to minimize the risk of such accidents, the majority of which are caused by human error. The better trained the operator, the less likelihood of an accident occurring. Both operators and the supervisors responsible for the daily operation and safe performance of their equipment can benefit from our specialized Overhead Bridge Course.


Both online and on-location versions of the course are available, and we ensure the most comprehensive classroom training and plenty of practical, hands-on instruction. Practical instruction is arguably the most important part of training programs like ours, and we cut no corners in evaluating each and every operator. The ultimate goal is a safe, efficient workplace environment, and that’s exactly what our training programs deliver.

Training Topics Covered:

Size and characteristics of cranes

Operational modes

Major operational components

Emergency shutdown procedures

Locate and verify access to crane disconnect

Lockout /tag-out requirements

Inspect visual and audible hazards

Control labeling and conditioning

Pendant control strain relief

Warning and capacity labeling

Wire, rope, or chain condition

Requirements for guards

Operation of hoist, bridge, and trolley

Bumper and stop requirements

Limit devices and control functions

Load control and operation safety

Load block, hook, and latch

How to determine load weight

How to avoid side pulling and load swing

How to conduct a hoist brake check

Load path and personnel safety

Activation of warning alarm

How to avoid shock loading

Floor capacity for load placement

Reporting deficiencies

Crane manufacturer’s instructions

Functions and limitations of cranes.


In addition to these topics, we offer specialized optional modules on gantry and bridge cranes, as well as ones pertaining to rigging and signalperson issues.