Rigging and Overhead Crane Operations


To view upcoming Rigging and Overhead Crane training dates or register for the course, please click on the appropriate city below. To book on-site training please call us Toll-Free 1 (844) 707-2227.


This course is available in-house at our Edmonton training centre.

We also provide Rigging and Overhead Crane training on-site in Fort McMurray (and area plant sites), Edmonton (and area), Calgary, Saskatoon and Red Deer.  Our instructors come to your location to deliver the course equipped with all the necessary materials and computer equipment. Clients need to provide the training facility which must be equipped with power, an operational overhead crane, and enough space to conduct the practical exercises using the overhead crane.


The course is approximately 10 hours in duration and includes an instructor led presentation, practical exercises, class discussion, DVD/Video presentation and written knowledge test.


Upon successful completion of the training program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Legislation and Standards
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Communication
  • Personnel Positioning
  • Hazard Assessment, Elimination, and Control
  • Lift Types and Controls
  • Entanglement
  • Confined Spaces
  • Weather Considerations
  • Job Site Rules and Regulations
  • PPE
  • Communication – Hand Signals
  • Choosing the Right Equipment
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Reporting Deficiencies
  • Determining the Centre of Gravity
  • Safe Operating Envelope
  • Minimum Safe Approach Distance
  • Load Limitations and Calculations
  • Load Control
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Techniques
  • Determining/Calculating Load Weight
  • Determining the Centre of Gravity
  • Safe Working Loads
  • Load Rating
  • Sling Configurations
  • Effect of Sling Angles of SWL
  • Knots
  • Types of Overhead Cranes
  • Crane Components




Workers must achieve at least 80% on the theory and practical exams in order to pass the course.

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