Average Length of Time to Complete Course: 1 day online
Overhead cranes and hoists are critical to the efficient operation on many industrial operations. They move loads both large and small with accuracy and speed. Because of the weight of the loads being lifted, crane and hoist incidents represent a significant risk of catastrophic consequences. Saskatchewan provincial legislation has very specific regulations governing the training required for operators of hoists and cranes and this course meets those requirements.
This course includes approx. 6 - 8 hours of theory (online, in classroom). The course content for the online and in classroom versions is the same but delivery in classroom may take longer. Whether theory training is done online or in the classroom there is always a requirement that it be followed up by a practical evaluation and a period of supervised operation conducted by a qualified person.
This course references Saskatchewan provincial legislation, industry best practices, and applicable standards. Participants must meet the mandatory 80% class performance standard on a written exam. Upon successful completion of this course a certificate will be accessible to the student. Course participants receive a manual which includes the course content covered including excerpts of the applicable legislation.
The Practical Evaluator course is designed to certify supervisors or competent crane/hoist operators as practical evaluators. Learning outcomes include an overview of regulatory requirements, how to prepare for an evaluation, evaluation methodology, and scoring the evaluation.
With crane usage, competency is measured in different ways depending on the crane or job being performed.
Competent Worker – Theory training, close supervision from someone deemed competent until they learn safe operation and has passed a practical evaluation on the crane, would be authorized to operate cranes on their own that are rated for a capacity less than 5 Tonnes.
Competent Operator – Theory training, min of 40 documented hours while under close supervision from a competent operator, and has passed a practical evaluation on the crane, would be authorized to operate cranes on their own that are rated for a capacity of 5 Tonnes or greater.
Operators wishing to lift personnel using a crane must ensure that they are using a certified man-basket, and must have crane theory training, must be a Competent Operator with a min of 200 documented hours of crane operation while under close supervision of another competent operator, and must pass a practical evaluation dedicated to man-lift operations. All lifts prior to qualification are done with no-one in the basket.
Section 1: Introduction
- Saskatchewan Legislative Requirements
- CSA B167-16 Requirements
- Penalties for Non-compliance
Section 2: Class, Type and Major Components of Overhead Cranes
- Crane Service Classifications
- Types of Equipment
- Main Parts of an EOT Crane
- Power Supply
- Other Parts of a Crane
- Electric Wire Rope and Chain Hoists
Section 3: Hoisting Wire Rope and Chain
Section 4: Design, Capacities, Safety Equipment, and Operation of Controls
- Engineering Design Requirements
- Safety Devices
- Using Controls
Section 5: Inspections, Maintenance, and Engineered Lifts
- Repairs, and Maintenance
- Crane Lockout/tagout
- Engineered Lifts
Section 6: Rigging Equipment
- Wire Rope Slings
- Synthetic Web Slings
- Chain Slings
- SK OH&S Regulatory Requirements
- Basic Hitches
- Complex Hitches
- Other Rigging Hardware
- Inspection & storage
Section 7: Calculations and Rigging Selection
- Choosing Rigging Based on Load Characteristics
- Determining Load weight
- Center of Gravity
- Effect of Sling Angles on SWL
- Calculating Stress on a Sling at an angle
Section 8: Planning and Lift Execution
- Lift Planning Factors
- Rigging Plan
- Raising and Lowering Workers
- Lift Execution
- Emergency Procedures
- Parking the Crane