Construction: Cranes Orientation

  • 6 topics | 31m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
The construction industry is typically a dangerous industry to work in. One reason for this is the danger brought on by the operation of large machinery, such as cranes. This course will provide an orientation to crane use during construction, as well as in-depth look into the various hazards associated with crane operation and safe operating practices based on guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition to being able to recognize crane hazards, learners will learn to identify requirements concerning identification, selection, inspection, and the use of cranes in construction activities. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the different types of cranes
  • identify common hazards involving cranes and how to minimize them
  • identify other hazards involving cranes and ways to minimize them
  • identify safe practices when cranes are used near power lines
  • identify training requirements for persons operating a crane
  • recognize when a signal person with special training is required to prevent crane incidents
  • identify common hand signals


  • Types of Cranes
  • Common Crane Hazards
  • Other Crane Hazards
  • Power Lines
  • Certification and Training Requirements
  • Signaling