Utility Truck Crane Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA.
We Offer Three Types of Utility Truck Crane Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Utility Truck 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.
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.Purchase Options
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.Purchase Options
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.Purchase Options
What’s in the Utility Truck Crane Training Course?
Our Utility Crane safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.
Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:
- Anatomy & Components
- Stability Principles
- Rigging Considerations
- Safe Operations
- Common Hazards
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 by OSHA.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2.5 – 3 hours.
- Understand the importance of a pre-shift inspection and how to perform one
- Recognize the common hazards associated with a utility crane and how to avoid them
- Learn how to operate safely in a variety of on-site situations
Utility Truck Crane Certification Standards
- 29 CFR 1926.180 – Crawler, Locomotive and Truck cranes
- 29 CFR 1926.1400 – Cranes and Derricks
- ASME B30.5 – Mobile and locomotive cranes
- ASME B30.22 Articulating boom cranes
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-aligned 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 Utility Truck Crane Safety Training?
In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to utility cranes 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, OSHA’s standard in some instances 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 prove continued competency.
Stay Informed On All Things Utility Truck Crane
Did You Know?
The most common crane accidents occur from improper assembly, tip overs, and contact with overhead power lines.
Most utility crane trucks are loaded with a telescopic boom, which is a type of boom that can only extend outward with little to no horizontal movement.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are utility cranes controlled?
Most often, utility cranes are controlled using a remote so the operator can see the crane directly as they operate it.
Where is the tipping point of a utility crane?
The tipping point of a utility crane is at the end of the outriggers extended from the truck body.
What is the area of operation of a utility crane?
The area of operation is different for every utility crane. This information can be found on the load chart in a section of its own or in the notes section.
What is a critical lift?
A critical lift is a load being lifted that is near the maximum capacity of the crane. Usually this is a 75% load capacity or more. Specific planning and caution needs to be taken when handling critical lifts.