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CCO Prep Course - Offshore Crane Safety
Supervisors Responsibilities - Crane Safety & Rigging - Overhead Crane Safety
Inspecting Mobile Cranes - Safe Rigging Procedures - Backhoe & Trenching Safety
Inspecting Overhead Cranes - Fork Lift Safety - Aerial Lift Safety - Aerial Lift Inspector
Train the Trainer - Fall Protection - Scaffold Safety - Articulating Boom Crane Operator


About the programs:
Programs are comprised of classroom and hands-on training. Provided with all training programs are workbooks of the subject matter and certificates of training (both wall and wallet size).

Where programs are held:
It has been our experience that the most effective learning takes place on the actual equipment used by your employees. It is for this reason that we encourage on-site training. Our training programs are customized to your working environment, the level of experience of your employees, and your schedule. To schedule a program, call our office. We will discuss your training needs and develop a program to fit your specific requirements.

Cost of the programs:
Training costs vary dependant upon location and number of participants. Call our office for a price quote.

Testing and Certification:
Written tests are administered at the end of each program. The employer is provided with a report of the test scores. Certification is available if specific criteria are met.

To schedule a program:
Call our office at 800-847-7464.


CCO Prep Course
Length of Program 3 - 4 Days

America Crane Training's "CCO Prep Course" will prepare the candidate in each of the four domains included in the Core examination and the four specialty exams (as outlined before).

We feel that many operators may not have taken an exam in several years and consequently may find the examination process difficult; therefore we focus on our teaching through a series of mini exams. The candidate will be given several exams, the answers will then be discussed therein teaching the candidate the content and enhancing his/her exam skills. By the end of this training, the operator will have the confidence and skills necessary to successfully complete the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator's examination.

Core Examination

Domain 1: Site (Approximately 24% of the test)
Domain 2: Operations (Approximately 23% of the test)
Domain 3: Technical Knowledge (Approximately 28% of the test)
Domain 4: Manufacturer's Load Charts (Approximately 25% of the test)

Specialty Examinations

Lattice Boom Truck Cranes
Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
Small Telescopic Boom Cranes (17.5 Tons)
Large Telescopic Boom Cranes (>17.5 Tons)

OFFSHORE CRANE SAFETY
Length of Program 4 - 5 Days

Offshore cranes are essential to the operation of a platform; however, operating the crane is one of the most accident prone activities employees engage in on a regular basis. An offshore crane is a complex and powerful machine that can be dangerous if improperly operated or maintained. Many crane accidents or failures are the result of operational errors. These errors range from not checking control functions to overloading the crane. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that an operator knows the components of the crane, knows how the crane operates, and is aware of the types of accidents that can occur from a poorly operating machine or a careless operation. Our course will teach your employees how to understand load charts, and how to recognize and avoid unsafe operating conditions. We accomplish this through teaching practical and usable information, and through hands-on training. We familiarize the operator with API, ASME Standards, OSHA Regulations, and the manufacturer's requirements for crane operations. After attending this class, the operator will have the knowledge necessary to complete the OPERATOR CERTIFICATION EXAM.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

API Recommended Practice 2D
ASME B30.8 - Floating Cranes and Derricks
ASME B30.6 - Derricks
ASME B30.9 - Slings
OSHA 1917.45 - Cranes and Derricks

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Causes and Results of Crane Accidents
Types, Components and Terminology
Operator Qualifications
Operators Responsibilities
Vessel and Weather Considerations
Pre-Operational Inspections
Making a Lift Plan
Types of Lifts Static/Dynamic
Utilizing Crane's Full Potential
Structural Ratings V. Stability
Understanding and Using Load Charts
Safe Operating Procedures
Hand Signals and Responsibilities of Signal Person
Boom Assembly & Disassembly
Securing the Crane
Rigging (Safe Procedures and Proper Inspection)

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Supervisors Responsibilities [ back to top ]
1 Day Program
What those in charge need to know

This program contains vital information for anyone in an authoritative position. Supervisors will learn how to recognize potential accidents, promote job-site safety and of responsibilities as set forth by OSHA & ASME.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

OSHA 1926.1400-1442 - Cranes and Derricks
OSHA 1910.180 - Crawler, Locomotive & Truck Cranes
ASME B30.5 - Mobile Cranes

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Communication Between Management and The Operator
Accident Statistics and causes
Costs of Accidents
Insuring a Safe Workplace with Proper Safety Procedures
Understanding the Latest Crane Technology
Current OSHA and ASME Standards
Selecting Safety Devices to Fit Your Needs
Hoisting Personnel with a Crane
Why Cranes Are So Dangerous
Keeping Proper Crane Inspection Records
Designing Out Electrical Hazards
Selecting Proper Rigging
Rigging Inspection Requirements
Lifting Responsibilities

Crane Safety & Rigging [ back to top ]
4 Day Program or 2 Day Refresher
Beneficial for anyone working on or near the crane

Statistics show that 83% of crane accidents involved operator error which may have been due to lack of understanding of the machine's capabilities. Our course will teach your employees how to understand load charts, and how to recognize and avoid unsafe operating conditions. We accomplish this through teaching practical and usable information, and through hands-on training. We familiarize the operator with OSHA, ASME, and the manufacturer's requirements for crane operations. After attending this class, the operator will have the knowledge necessary to complete the OPERATOR CERTIFICATION EXAM.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

ASME B30.5 - Mobile Cranes
OSHA 1926.1400-1442 - Cranes and Derricks
OSHA 1910.180 - Crawler, Locomotive and Truck Cranes
Power Crane Shovel Association Number 4

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Causes and Results of Crane Accidents
Types, Components and Terminology
Choosing the Correct Crane for the Job
Importance of Proper Set-Up
Operators Responsibilities Job Site Considerations
Pre-Operational Inspections
Making a Lift Plan
Utilizing Crane's Full Potential
Structural Ratings V. Stability
Powerline Awareness
Understanding and Using Load Charts
Safe Operating Procedures
Hand Signals and Responsibilities of Signal Person
Boom Assembly & Disassembly

This course will help prepare the participant for the National Commission for the Certification of Operators (CCO) exam.


Overhead Crane Safety [ back to top ]
1-2 Day Program
Covering all types of Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are found in great numbers and in a wide range of applications, if improperly used or maintained they can be extremely dangerous. Our program is composed of the practical information and hands-on training. Your employees will learn how to do the safest job possible.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

OSHA 1910.179 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes
ASME B30.2 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes
ASME B30.11 - Monorails & Underhung Cranes
ASME B30.16 - Overhead Hoists (Underhung)
ASME B30.17 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes

 
Topics and Subject Matter Covered
Lifting Responsibilities
Types and Components
How to Avoid Potential Accidents
Inspection Procedures and Checklists
Pre Operational Inspections
Adjustments and Repairs
Preventative Maintenance
Avoiding Common Runway Problems
Attaching, Handling & Moving the Load
Safe Operating Procedures

Inspecting Mobile Cranes [ back to top ]
3 Day Program
Insure that your Inspectors are qualified

Learn to inspect per ASME, OSHA, and PCSA requirements. Your employees will learn the vital components of performing a thorough inspection, which will enable you to perform in-house daily, periodic, and annual inspections.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

USAS B30.5 1968
ASME B30.5 Mobile Cranes
ASME B30.10 Hooks
OSHA 1926.1412-1416 and 1910.180
Power Crane Shovel Association #2 and #4

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Mandatory and Advisory Rules
Inspector Responsibilities
Load Test Requirements / Recommendations
Wire Rope Inspection Criteria
Inspecting Load Handling Devices
Hands-On Field Inspection and Instructions
Developing Inspection Forms to Meet Your Particular Needs (Pre-Op, Quarterly, and Annual)
Boom Inspection and Repair Procedures
Proper Adjustments and Alignment for All Clearances
Nomenclature for Internal Working Areas
Maintenance Procedures and Requirements


Safe Rigging Procedures [ back to top ]
1 Day Program
The weakest link between the crane & load

Improper rigging has contributed to a large percentage of material handling accidents. The participant will learn the capabilities and limitations of different types of rigging hardware, proper rigging procedures and rigging calculations.

 

 

 

Regulations and Standards Referenced

OSHA 1910.184 - Slings
OSHA 1926.251 - Rigging for Equipment Handling
ASME B30.9 - Slings
ASME B30.10 - Hooks
ASME B30.20 - Below the Hook Lifting Devices

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Inspection Criteria for All Types of Rigging Hardware
Accident Prevention
Federal Regulations and Industry Standards
Lifting Responsibilities
Lifting Unknown Weights
How to Estimate Weights Based on Tables
Determining Load Center of Gravity
Types of Hitches and How They Affect The Load
End Fittings, Efficiency of Each Type
International Hand Signals
Sling Angle / Load Angle
Powerline Considerations



Backhoe & Trenching Safety [ back to top ]
1 Day Program
Safe operating practices and excavations

Backhoe operations and trenching are among the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in most other phases of construction work. Therefore, the regulations and standards covering these areas have been revised and clarified. This class has been designed to familiarize your employees with the new guidelines, their responsibilities, and hand to accomplish a safe job.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

OSHA 1926.650 - Excavations
OSHA 1926.651 - Excavation Requirements
OSHA 1926.652 - Requirements for Protective Systems

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

General Requirements of OSHA
Types of Backhoes
Backhoe Safety Rules
Backhoe Pre-Operation Checklist
Performing the Monthly Backhoe Inspection
Understanding Soil Classifications
Performing Soil Classification Testing
Competent Person Responsibilities
Hazards of Excavations
Excavation Checklist
When to use Shoring / Sloping
Keeping a Daily Trenching Log
How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
Completing an OSHA Inspection Report Form


Inspecting Overhead Cranes [ back to top ]
2 Day Program

Learn to inspect per ASME, OSHA, and CMAA requirements. Your employees will learn the vital components of performing a thorough inspecion, which will enable you to perform in-house daily, periodic, and annual inspections.

Regulations and Standards Referenced

OSHA 1910.179 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes
ASME B30.2 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes
ASME B30.11 - Monorails & Underhung Cranes
ASME B30.16 - Overhead Hoists (Underhung)
ASME B30.17 - Overhead & Gantry Cranes

Topics and Subject Matter Covered

Mandatory and Advisory Rules
Inspector's Responsibilities
Inspection Procedures and Checklists
Pre-Operational Inspections
Wire Rope Inspection Criteria
Stages of Inspections
Qualifications of Inspectors
Load Test Requirements/Recommendations
Adjustments and Repairs
Preventative Maintenance
Inspection Documentation Procedures

 

 

 

 

 

 

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