Most indoor overhead cranes are either operated by compressed air or by electricity and typically, wire rope to do the lifting.  Once lifted, some loads can be positioned manually, while other loads will be positioned entirely by the overhead crane.  Shop cranes are typically operated from the floor or controlled either by a push-button pendant or pull rope.  Lifting capacities of cranes vary from 250 pounds to more than 20,000 pounds. 


Cranes come in all shapes and sizes to make your job easier.  However, using a crane improperly can cause breakdowns and damage to company property.  You or co-workers can also be seriously injured.


This course will show you how to reduce crane accidents in your workplace.  You will learn about inspection and safe operation of power hoist equipment.


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