Online Overhead Crane and Hoist Operator Training

The Online Overhead Crane and Hoist Operator training covers the essential information required for crane and hoist operators, riggers and maintenance personnel with the aim of reducing risks in the operation of lifting equipment. This is an excellent program for crane operators that need to update their certification.

Actionable Training

The Online Overhead Crane and Hoist Operator training covers the essential information required for crane and hoist operators, riggers and maintenance personnel with the aim of reducing risks in the operation of lifting equipment.

Lesson Quizzes

There is no substitute for experience, having completed this course the operator will have received the necessary instruction and have been made aware of the rules that are applicable to safe operation.

Certificate Course

This is an excellent program for crane operators that need to update their certification. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive your certificate.

Professional Training

Crane operators must be able to read and understand written as well as verbal instructions. Depth perception and hand/eye co ordination are key to an operators ability to properly perform the requirements of a load handler or crane operator.

There is no substitute for experience, having completed this course the operator will have received the necessary instruction and have been made aware of the rules that are applicable to safe operation. The workers that are new, will require additional properly supervised practice under all working conditions that may arise in order to properly imbed the proper reaction in the event of a problem. We recommend that all workers who are not regularly using the equipment be scheduled for practice time on a regular basis.

Your Instructor: Joe Harnest

Joe Harnest has been president of Crane Training Canada since 1995 and has International experience with overhead cranes, hoists and material handling equipment since 1975.

  • Is a certified trainer for preventive maintenance, rigging of loads, inspections and operator safety courses
  • Has the ability to communicate in English, French and German.
  • Has diverse expertise as a solution provider with a variety of unique material handling concepts, specializing in automotive and related industries.
  • Is a recognized authority in application and specification of material handling equipment.
  • Is an accomplished industrial columnist for Plant Engineering and Maintenance Magazine, Steel Marketplace, and Plant Safety & Maintenance Magazine. As well as a figurehead for many research columnists.
  • Former director Canadian Manufacturers Association: Drives Division.
  • Was responsible for overhead crane & hoist applications & specifications when employed at Mannesmann Demag.
  • Regional Manager responsible for sales of material handling products through distributors.
  • Divisional Manager, material handling components and drives, responsible for Canadian operations.
  • Experienced in inspections and evaluation of overhead cranes & hoist

What Our Students Have to Say

"I found the training to be useful and to the point. All the aspects of crane operation, safety, inspections, and documentation were fully and understandably covered. All of the material was clear. The in-course quizzes at the end of each chapter were helpful to ensure the student understood the information provided. The end of course certification exam was comprehensive, easily understood and covered the course material thoroughly, ensuring the student understood all of the material. The trainers IT department was very helpful when a issue concerning access their website came up. Overall I am extremely pleased with the on-line course and service, and highly recommend Crane Training Canada and their on-line course."
Kent Wheeler
Supervisor, Applied Dynamics Lab Department of Civil Engineering McMaster University
“Your online training was well organized and full of use full information.I have been operating bridge cranes for many years during the course of my occupation and it was nice to find a company such as yours that provides structured formal certification. Your online training saved me the expense of flying out to you place to take this course, I really appreciated that. I will be sure to pass your web site on to others. Thank you”
Crane Training Student
"The course was very informative. It covered everything somebody would need to know if one is to use an overhead crane. The course was also very difficult and you really had to know your stuff. This certificate was achieved with pride, because I know personally how hard it was to pass this course, and honestly that is the way it should be , hoisting loads both heavy and awkward is not a task one should take lightly. Kudos to Joe and Marie, they have great customer service skills and wish them well with their endeavours." Thanks
John
Crane Training Student