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Overhead Crane Operator Safety Training


We are pleased to announce the addition of Other Training Courses.
 The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard for Overhead Travelling Cranes, B167-08, has just been updated and published. For the first time, this Standard includes a section on Overhead Crane Operator Training (safe operation). Our Training Courses are compliant to this updated Standard.
John Wickson & Associates has teamed up with Ontario Crane Service.
John Wickson & Associates has partnered with MHE Control Systems.
Click here to download our latest brochure.
Click to see six typical problems provincial inspectors find

Course Offerings

1. Operator Training
This course was designed and customized to provide Crane Operators with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for meeting compliance requirements.
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2. Instructor
This train the trainer course is for companies that have their own Trainers and want to carry out their own training internally.
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3. Other Training Courses
John Wickson & Associates also offers the following courses:
  • Lift Truck Operator
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Fall Protection
  • TDG
  • Lockout Tagout
  • Overhead Crane Maintenance & Inspection

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Benefits of Our Safety Training

Is your safety-training a cost recovery or just another cost incurred? Our training courses will help you to recover your training costs by helping to:
  • achieve cost savings and eliminate wasted resources
  • increase crane uptime and operator productivity
  • reduce crane maintenance and operating costs
  • avoid costly damage to goods, crane and rigging
  • prevent dangerous incidents and accidents
  • improve health and safety practices
  • lower WSIB/Workers Comp payments
  • diminish the number of insurance claims
  • gain peace of mind with skilled and effective operators

Six Typical Problems Provincial Inspectors Find

Below is a list describing 6 of the typical problems that Provincial Inspectors are finding during their investigations involving overhead cranes.
  • No written procedures in place for lifting complex and larger loads.
  • Insufficient training provided to workers on the determination of safe limits for lifting loads and the calculation of load weight.
  • Workers not made aware of the weight of loads and when they were filled with materials.
  • No records of annual or daily inspections being performed on the crane or other lifting equipment by a competent person.
  • No records to indicate the crane is properly maintained in good condition.
  • Lack of proper training records.
You can avoid all six of the issues just mentioned by using our training programs.
John Wickson & Associates' Training Expertise

John Wickson is a qualified Instructor who has specialized in overhead crane operator training for over 15 years. He brings a wealth of personal and practical experience to the industrial arena. John has extensive experience with overhead cranes and safety training.

John Wickson & Associates
Mono, Ontario, Canada, L9W 5X8
phone: 519-943-0032  fax: 519-938-8359
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