Crane Operator Training

AP Crane Training offers mobile crane operator training school locations Nationwide. We improve and reduce the risk to cause serious injury or death. Cranes that are poorly maintained can cause accidents resulting in OSHA Fines. Accidents can be prevented if proper mobile crane training and precautions are recognized. The employer is responsible for the continued training of its employees to ensure their competency. OSHA established requirements to ensure the safety of the operators.


29CFR 1910.180 – This standard covers crawler locomotive and truck cranes under Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage.

This section applies to crawler cranes, locomotive cranes, wheel-mounted cranes of both truck and self-propelled wheel type, and any variations thereof which retain the same fundamental characteristics. This section includes only cranes of the above types, which are basically powered by internal combustion engines or electric motors and which utilize drums and ropes. Cranes designed for railway and automobile wreck clearances are excepted. The requirements of this section are applicable only to machines when used as lifting cranes.


  • Introduction To Mobile Cranes
  • Work Area Inspection
  • Overview Of Osha’s Mobile Crane Regulation
  • Interpretation Of 29 CFR 1910.180
  • Employee’s Responsibilities In Regards To The Standard
  • Compliance With The Standard
  • Component Parts Of Mobile Cranes And Chain / Cable Sling
  • Ratings
  • Sling Ratings
  • Review And Discussion Of Controls
  • Safe Operating ProceduresSafe Techniques When Operating
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Daily Report Of Inspection
  • Visual Inspections Of Component Parts And Operational Tests
  • For Mobile Cranes
  • Inspection Procedure
  • Checklist Review
  • Hands-On Proficiency Test

Students will learn how to perform daily and monthly inspections, determine allowable wire rope load and crane working capacities, properly set up the crane for operations, select and inspect slings and rigging gear, make proper crane movements with the load.

Crane operator training may be a 3 to 5-day class at your site or our site. May vary depending on how many types of cranes such as rough terrain cranes, lattice truck and crawler cranes, boom truck cranes and articulated boom truck cranes. Training books and picture id cards will be supplied by All Purpose Crane Training.