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Bridge Crane



The objective of this course is to place the emphasis on individual operator responsibilities. The shift of liability from the company to the operator is stressed for those who are trained and HAVE obtain certification. This course operators will be trained in safety precautions, avoiding accidents, proper material handling techniques, and protecting equipment and stock.


Getting to know the Bridge Crane


Learning the unique capabilities of the Bridge crane, types of cranes and their uses in the industry will be reviewed. Exercising extreme caution due to pedestrian traffic is cover in this section.

The Pre-Shift Inspections


The walk around and in depth pre-shift inspections are two of the most important daily routines that must be logged and maintained. Not only can this prevent damage, accidents and the expensive repairs, it can also protect the company from liability in the event of an injury. Proper techniques for performing the inspection, assigning a specific person, reporting problems, and updating log book are the responsibilities that all Bridge operators must know in order to avoid accidents and or injury. Lockout/Tagout procedures will be covered in this section in the event of damage or problem found during the pre-shift inspection, or during a shift.


Rigging Procedures

Determining the weight to be lifted, selecting the proper rigging gear, and using sound practices to secure the load. Understanding the manufacturer's data plate, safe working loads, slings, chains, ropes, hooks, shackles and their capacities are covered in detail in this section.


Lifting and Moving

Proper lifting and moving procedures with cranes and hoists, load swing, raising the load, aborting a lift, setting the load, unhooking the slings, fall zones, storing or parking the crane, ANSI B30 Hand signals, important safety practices.


Course Duration 4 hours