Overhead Crane Training Courses

Overhead Crane (OHC) Operator Training

(Pendant and Remote Controlled - includes slinging and lifting)

TRAINING REGULATIONS
All people using equipment at work must be adequately trained to ensure health and safety in its use, supervision or management. For more information, please click on the link to the HSE's Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations PUWER


Knowing how to operate an overhead crane correctly cuts down the chances of mistakes being made and accidents occurring.

Having had proper training for this equipment means your workforce will be able to operate more safely and efficiently than someone who has not - CDR Training can help

Our courses are designed to enable your business to comply with current health & safety legislation. Our instructors deliver the training at your site, allowing your staff to gain valuable experience on the equipment they will be using in their own unique work environment

There are a number of training course options available to you to train your workforce on the overhead cranes you have on site, and they are designed for candidates of all levels of operating experience to suit your business

Please get in touch to discuss your specific training requirements

Novice Operator Courses (1-2 days)

These courses are designed for those candidates who have little or no experience operating the overhead crane

Experienced Operator Courses (1 day)

These courses are for those operators who have previous experience of operating an overhead crane and require formal training and testing

Refresher Courses (1 day)

These courses are for those operators who have received formal training, testing and certification on an overhead crane previously and require a re-assessment

How can we help? For more information on training courses for your operators, please get in touch

Training for operators on the Overhead Crane includes:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • Safety DVD's and Presentations
  • Safe Operation of the Overhead Crane
  • Introduction to the Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories
  • Pre-use Checks and Maintenance
  • Safe Methods of Slinging



  • Raising a Load
  • Transporting a Load
  • Landing Loads
  • Obeying Lift Plans
  • Basic Signalling Techniques
  • Practical and Theoretical Assessments

PLUS - All trainees receive operator guidance notes at the beginning of their session



Check out what our trainees have had to say about their training experience with CDR

 Trainee Testimonials