OUR CLASSES COVER WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW TO PASS THE CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION WRITTEN TESTS

Training topics covered in class:

Crane Training Class
  • Rules & Regulations (ASME B 30.5, OSHA 1910.180, OSHA 1926.550)
  • Operations
  • Site review & set-up
  • Conditions affecting operations
  • Wire rope
  • Cranes & Power lines
  • Maintenance and inspection
  • Rigging
  • Crane Hand Signals
  • Load chart comprehension
  • Personnel lifting systems
  • Crane Operator Certification Test (sample questions)

Written Test

Crane Training Study MaterialMobile Crane Training: Topic Overview

Mobile Crane Training: Questions Overview

 

  • Crane operator certification core test – 90 questions (90 minutes)
  • Small telescopic boom crane test  - 26 questions (55 minutes)
  • Large telescopic boom crane test  - 26 questions (55 minutes)
  • Lattice boom crawler crane test – 26 questions (55 minutes)
  • Lattice boom truck crane test – 26 questions (55 minutes)

Practical Exam

Hand Signals

Crane Hand Signals Print Out

Practical Testing (Mobile Cranes)

Small telescopic boom crane less than 17.5 tons, fixed cab practical test covers swing and fixed cab categories (small swing cab practical test only covers small swing cab crane). Large telescopic boom cranes greater than 17.5 tons, swing cab practical test covers swing and fixed cab categories (large fixed cab practical test only covers large fixed cab crane). Lattice boom cranes covers crawler and truck mounted cranes

A crane operator is required to complete the following tasks for each crane type on which they would like to be certified (most are timed).

Pre task familiarization period (15 minutes)

  1. Place overhead ball in stop circle (optimum time 1:30)
  2. Follow hand signals (not timed)
  3. Place overhead ball in two barrels (optimum time 3:30)

Familiarization with test weight (5 minutes)
Crane Training Practical Exam

4-A: Negotiate zigzag corridor with test weight in forward fashion

  • Optimum time 3:00 Large Telescopic
  • Optimum time 4:00 Small Telescopic

4-B: Negotiate zigzag corridor with test weight in forward fashion

  • Optimum time 3:00 Large Telescopic
  • Optimum time 4:00 Small Telescopic

Load Charts

Small Telescopic Boom Crane

Grove RT59S
Manitex 1768

Large Telescopic Crane

Grove TMS750B
Link Belt  RTC-8050

Lattice Boom Truck Crane

Link Belt HC238H
Manitowoc 777

Lattice Boom Crawler Crane

American 5300
Manitowoc 888


Regulations

OSHA

1910.80
1926.1501 (redesignated from 1926.550)