Overhead Crane Safety Training

Material Handling Safety Training offers complete crane and rigging training that covers crane safety training, rigging training, crane operator certification.  Training sessions are held on site with classroom and hands on instruction.

Our Customized Approach

At MHS we understand that no two facilities are the same and that no lift is ever “usual” or “just the norm.”  Each crane operation must consider factors like personnel, working conditions, the load, the type of equipment like below hook lifting devices and more. Our programs are designed to educate operators in the proper use of lifting equipment and material handling procedures for a safe work place today and in the future.  Learn more about Our Customize Approach.  (Link to Our Approach page)

Topics Covered

  • Crane Equipment Characteristics
  • Static to Dynamic load
  • Dynamic Loading
  • Side Loading Hazards
  • Rules of Operation
  • Inspection Criteria
  • OSHA and ANSI/ASME requirements
  • Written Evaluation of Each Crane Operator
  • Hands-on Evaluation of Each Crane Operator.
  • Precise spotting of loads and making precision lifts
  • Proper techniques to minimize load swing
  • Recommended hand signals
  • Causes and results of overhead crane accidents
  • Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents and liability
  • The three levels of inspection

Equipment Covered

Overhead Cranes

  • Overhead Cranes
  • Gantry
  • Wall Mounted


  • Chain
  • Wire
  • Rope
  • Roller Chain


Call us at 844-755-8523 or complete the online form to get started on implementing a comprehensive training program for your business.

Meet the Trainer

MHS Safety Training's Operator Safety Training program is led and developed by Guy Snowdy whose credentials include over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the material handling and construction equipment industries, particularly powered industrial trucks, aerial lifts, cranes, and rigging equipment.

"Guy’s willingness to tailor the training to our specific needs and the needs of our operators is what truly sets him apart. He picks up on things, sees them and tweaks them to make sure our team understands and is always learning."

- Steve Hess, VP of Safety
Heico Construction Group