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This course describes the various types & uses of cranes, hoists & lifting devices available to industrial, commercial & institutional facilities. The regulations, codes & standards associated with the inspection & testing of cranes will be addressed...

Course Outline
After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
Learn about the various types of in-plant cranes and their components
Become familiar with the maintenance requirements of cranes and lifting devices
Appreciate the need for safety associated with the use of cranes and lifting devices
Gain an awareness of the legislation governing the maintenance, inspection and testing of cranes and lifting devices

Description Most industrial facilities employ cranes and lifting devices as part of their normal operations. An understanding of the types of equipment available, their uses and operation is essential from a safety and maintenance point of view and the efficiency of the overall plant/facility function.

This course describes the various types and uses of cranes, hoists and lifting devices available to industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. The regulations, codes and standards associated with the inspection and testing of cranes will be addresses and the structural, mechanical and electrical components of a crane will be presented. Inspection, repair and testing of cranes and hoists will be also be presented and crane operation safety aspects will be discussed.

Objectives • To describe the various types of cranes and lifting devices.
• To provide a fundamental understanding of the structural, mechanical and electrical crane components such that crane maintenance
   and operation can be better appreciated.
• To provide information to allow for the • correct selection of the most appropriate lifting equipment.
• To provide information related to the safe • operation of cranes and lifting devices.
• To provide an appreciation of the code requirements for the inspection of cranes, lifting devices and attachments, and the
   maintenance of records.

Who Should Attend Plant and facilities managers, engineers, technicians and supervisors who need to be familiar with cranes and hoists; Plant and facilities operations personnel; Managers, engineers, technicians and supervisors responsible for the operation of plants and facilities; Stationary engineers; Consultants and contractors who dictate the use of cranes, hoists and lifting devices.

Instructor: Alan Powell, Program Director, EPIC

Program Outline
Day I
Welcome, Introduction, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Types of Cranes and Hoists

• Terms and definitions
• Bridge cranes
• Gantry cranes
• Mobile frames
• Jib cranes
• Monorails
• Hoists
• Explosion proof cranes and hoists
• Cranes in harsh environments
• Crane duty classifications
• Selecting and specifying a crane

Regulations, Codes and Standards

• Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
• Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
• Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
• Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMMA)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
• Other associated codes and standards

Crane Structural Components

• Strength of materials
• Design considerations
• Welding

Crane Mechanical Components
• Shafts and couplings
• Gearing
• Bearings
• Brakes
• Hook blocks
• Rope drums

Day II
Crane Electrical Components
• Enclosures
• Motors
• Variable frequency drives
• Controls
• Limit switches
• Conductors

Overhead Crane Runways
• Stops and bumpers
• Alignment requirements
• Inspection plots

Lifting Attachments and Equipment
• Spreader bars
• Tag lines
• Slings
• Miscellaneous lifting devices – hooks, shackles, eye bolts
• Magnets
• Vacuum lifters

• Reeving
• Terms and definitions
• Patterns
• Lay
• End fittings
• Inspection

Crane Inspection, Repair and Testing

• Crane inspector and maintainer qualifications for overhead and gantry cranes
• Daily or shift operator checks
• Operational inspection requirements
• Periodic inspection requirements
• Inspection of overhead and gantry crane components - structural, mechanical and electrical
• Inspection of hoists, mobile frames and jib cranes.
• Crane repair and testing
• Documentation and log books

Crane Safety Aspects

• Hand Signals
• Supervisors responsibilities
• Operators’ and riggers’ responsibilities
• Lifting practices
• Maintainers and other plant workers responsibilities
• General
• Consequences of code violations
• Example of crane incidents

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Daily Schedule

8:00 Registration and Coffee (first day)

8:30 Course begins

12:00 Lunch

4:00 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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