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Overhead Travelling Crane

Competent Operator


  • Overhead travelling cranes lift, lower and move a load horizontally. Overhead cranes have high lift capacities for load movement. Crane travel is directed by an operator either manually or with a wired pendant station or wireless controls.
  • Training is customized to equipment and operation application.
  • Typically the two day training includes rigging and operation of a travelling overhead crane followed by a written exam. The second day is practical training on pre-operation inspection, operation and communication signals followed by an exam.
  • Upon completion the employer will receive a copy of the certificates and the participants receive a wallet card certificate.
  • An one day refresher course is available with proof of prior training. This would included advanced rigging calculations and operation instruction and practical experience.

Course Content

All WTTI training includes the following: Occupational Health & Safety as well as Industry Standards, Communication Signals, Working with High Voltage, Wire Rope, Rigging Hardware, Sling Applications, Calculating Load Weights, Parts of Line and Sling Angle Calculations.

Specific Course Content is:

  1. Personal Protection Equipment
  2. Types of Overhead Travelling Cranes
  3. Components of Overhead Travelling Cranes
  4. Pre Operational Inspection
  5. Centre of Gravity
  6. Anchor Points


What People are Saying

Lots of great information to take into the work field.

Jorie Dull

Instructor explained information well and took time to encourage questions.

R Kriewaldt

The instructor was an actual field operator and could relate real life to the course.

Stu Yamish