Carry Deck Crane Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Carry Deck Crane Safety Trainings

Our regulation-compliant Carry Deck Crane certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.

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What’s in the Carry Deck Crane Training Course?

Our Carry Deck Crane safety training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, rigging, safe operations, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Carry Deck Crane Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1926.180 – Crawler, Locomotive and Truck Cranes
  • 29 CFR 1926.1400 – Cranes and Derricks
  • International Standards

  • ISO 16715:2014 – Hand Signals used with Cranes
  • ASME/ANSI B30.1-29 – Cranes, Slings, Below the Hook Lifting Devices
  • ASME/ANSI B30.5 – Mobile and Locomotive Cranes
  • ASME/ANSI B30.22 – Articulating Boom Cranes
  • CAL/OSHA Standards

  • 1611. Assembly/Disassembly
  • 1613. Inspections
  • 1616. Operations
  • 1617. Signals
  • ASME B30.5. Mobile and Locomotive Cranes
  • ASNE B30.22. Articulation Boom Cranes
  • International Standards

  • CAN/CSA-Z150-11 – safety Code on Mobile Cranes
  • CAN/CSA-Z150.3-11 – Safety Code on Articulating Boom Cranes
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 – Safety Code for Material Hoists

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Carry Deck Crane Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. The requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

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    Did You Know?

    Carry Deck Cranes are perfect for maneuvering in tighter spaces then standard cranes.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Is operating a carry deck crane similar to operating other crane types?

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    No, operating a carry deck crane will come with its own set of challenges. Controls between cranes can vary wildly. This is even true between cranes of the same type but of a different brand. You must always be trained for the specific machine you will be operating on the job.

    What are some of the dangers of crane operations?

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    There are many dangers that come from operating a carry deck crane. A tipover is an obvious danger, but there are other hazards to be aware of. For instance, working near powerlines can put you at risk of electrocution. In order to stay safe, you will need to know the limits of your crane.

    Can you operate a carry deck crane alone?

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    While there is only one operator in the cab, lifts often involve multiple people. The operator will often be assisted by a Signal Person who can help guide the load to its intended destination. By working in this way, more eyes stay on the load and less accidents occur.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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