Overhead Crane Operator

Train to Work as an Overhead Crane Operator

Overhead Crane Operator


This program will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of lifting, rigging, and overhead cranes, to enable them to perform lifting operations specific to their environment in accordance with local regulations and industry standards. It is ideally suited for operators lifting a variety of loads with different rigging configurations. Nova Scotia participants completing this program will be credited 250 hours toward the practical requirement for the provincial overhead crane operator licence.


  • Regulations and standards
  • Risk management
  • Lifting plan
  • Rigging fundamentals
  • Overhead crane pre-use inspection
  • Overhead crane safe operating principles
  • Communications (radio and hand signals)
  • Practical application of the equipment and principles


The program is a combination of theory and practical training. A minimum of 50% of the time is dedicated to practical hands-on experience. Students are evaluated by means of a written test and a practical evaluation. Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate will be issued.


5 days

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