Crane and Derrick Safety: Best Practices for personnel and Load Handling

OSHA Standards

Duties and Responsibilities

Power Line Contact

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to prevention!

The construction industry is recognized as one of the riskiest sectors, accounting for 60% of OSHA’s total inspections. The urgency of safety education in this field is underscored by the startling safety statistics.

Best Practices for personnel and Load Handling is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate cranes and derricks in various construction and industrial settings.

This course covers essential topics such as equipment inspection, load handling, hoisting personnel, work area control, and compliance with OSHA regulations.

Participants will learn how to identify and mitigate potential hazards associated with crane and derrick operations, including those related to power lines, weather conditions, and equipment malfunctions.

Why This Course is Essential:

For companies, ensuring the safety of employees and compliance with regulatory standards is a top priority. Crane and derrick accidents can result in severe injuries, fatalities, property damage, and legal liabilities. By providing employees with proper training in crane and derrick safety, companies can reduce the risk of accidents, enhance operational efficiency, and protect their reputation. Additionally, safe excavation and trenching practices are crucial for preventing cave-ins and other hazards that can endanger workers and damage underground utilities.

In less than three hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the construction industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of construction site safety. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
  • Designed for anyone, in any construction sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction or demolition environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.

  • Improved Safety: Proper training in crane and derrick safety reduces the risk of accidents, protecting employees and assets.
  • Compliance: Companies can ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and avoid penalties and legal liabilities.
  • Enhanced Reputation: Demonstrating a commitment to safety enhances a company’s reputation among clients, partners, and the public.
  • Increased Productivity: Well-trained employees can operate equipment more efficiently and effectively, leading to increased productivity.
  • Protection of Client Data: Safe excavation and trenching practices help prevent damage to underground utilities, including data cables, protecting clients’ sensitive information.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll gain:

  • Enhanced Skills: Participants will acquire valuable skills that enhance their competence and confidence in operating cranes and derricks.
  • Career Advancement: Proper training and certification in crane and derrick safety can open up new career opportunities and increase earning potential.
  • Personal Safety: Understanding and applying safety principles can protect individuals from injuries and accidents in the workplace.
  • Contribution to Team Safety: Well-trained individuals can contribute to the overall safety of their teams by identifying hazards and implementing best practices.
  • Application in Private Life: The safety principles learned in this course can also be applied in private life, helping individuals make informed decisions and protect themselves and their families.

In conclusion, this course is essential for both companies and individuals involved in crane and derrick operations. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to ensure safe and efficient operations, protect employees and assets, and comply with regulatory standards. By investing in proper training, companies can enhance their reputation, protect client data, and achieve long-term success. Individuals benefit from improved skills, career advancement, and personal safety.

The average time needed to complete the course is 7 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

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Who benefits From This Crane and Derrick Course

Everyone! construction safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 26 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate