Crane Safety—Overhead and Gantry (1-2 hours of training)

This comprehensive interactive multimedia-training program consists of one lesson that provides training on the technical specifications, inspection procedures and load handling for overhead and gantry cranes.

Audience: This program is mandatory training for all designated employees involved in operation or maintenance of overhead and/or gantry.

Prerequisites: This lesson is designed so that no prior knowledge is required.


  • Describe overhead and gantry cranes and the safety hazards related to them
  • Explain crane cab safety requirements
  • Describe cab access requirements
  • Describe the functions of bumpers and stops
  • Explain the functions of guards
  • Describe hoisting equipment
  • Explain the braking devices required for overhead and gantry cranes
  • Describe controller specifications for cab operated cranes
  • Describe controller specifications for floor operated cranes
  • Explain how power to runway conductors is controlled
  • Describe frequent and periodic inspections
  • Explain periodic inspections
  • Explain rope inspections
  • Describe testing of new or modified cranes
  • Describe specifications for rated loads
  • Describe safety considerations when attaching a load
  • Describe safety considerations during movement of the load