Crane Operator Classes Seattle - Crane operator training is for operators and supervisors of overhead lifting equipment. The course is suitable for both new and current operators. Course content deals with applicable state, federal and provincial safety regulations. The first component of training consists of comprehensive in-class lessons and exam. After that is a hands-on customized session with practical instruction and assessment.
The content of the course applies to all types and categories of overhead lifting crane machines. The instruction will particularly focus on all aspects of crane operation that could be performed at the trainee's workplace. Upon completing the course, people training would learn how to operate particular overhead lifting machines, related parts and attachments safely and efficiently.
The operator course's goal is to first identify and potentially dangerous operator habits which might develop while an individual operates an overhead crane. Costly damage to equipment and products could be prevented with right practices. Training reduces the possibility of a workplace incident or injury happening.
The length of the course is eight hours of classroom instruction followed by a few hours of on-site, hands-on, customized training. Participants would be graded on their understanding of training material through an evaluation of their practical knowledge and written tests. The minimum acceptable score is 80%.
The in-class session, the trainee would learn regarding causes of occurrences and damages, legislation and guidelines, internal responsibility, danger awareness, basic equipment and design principles, capacity ratings/load weight calculations, pre-shift equipment inspections, safe hoisting/operating techniques, types of hardware, equipment applications/rigging, angles and hitches, operator/pedestrian safety, hand signals for operators and slingers, flipping/turning loads safely.
The practical training and evaluation portion of the course should be pre-scheduled. This customized portion of the training will be held at the trainees' facility. The duration of this practical training part is one to two hours. Two operators at a time would be trained by the instructor about skills such as planning the lift, proper rigging practices and safe operation.
Upon completing the in-class instruction and the practical operating instruction and evaluation, the trainee will write an exam. Signed safety rules would be needed from each and every participant. Individual wallet certificates would be given to successful trainees. The company will be given a framed wall certificate.