Cranes can lift massive weight to jawdropping heights, given their strength, much skill and knowledge is required to safely operate cranes in today’s bustling worksites. You cannot allow just anyone to swing 20,000 pounds around. Crews working near a crane can all benefit from crane knowledge. Being aware of pinch points, swing physics, and even rigging will only increase safety and make life easier on the operator. So let’s look at some of our top-rated and most-used online crane and rigging courses, beginning with rigging.

Most Popular and Highest Rated Rigging Courses on BIStrainer

BIStrainer is home to 1840 online courses produced by many informative consultants. So we’d like to showcase which classes are revered and used frequently in our network. Below we have listed the most popular, followed by the highest-rated courses for rigging.

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Most Popular Rigging Course: Basic Rigging – Level 1

Basic Rigging – Level 1 from Cranemasters—a thorough company that recently moved much of their training to eLearning, is one of our most popular rigging course in our library. Basic rigging has over 5000 reviews with a combined rating of 4.3/5. It’s designed to comply with ASME standards and comes with competency assessments granting your staff the basic knowledge, testing, and experience required for rigging.

This online Basic Rigging course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging Hardware
  • Slings
  • Below the Hook Lifting Devices
  • Hooks
  • Manual Hoists
  • Sling Hitches
  • Sling Tensions
  • Weight Calculations

Basic Rigging – Level 1

Highest Rated: Rigging Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments

BIStrainer’s best-rated rigging course “Rigging Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments” has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating. This course has taught hundreds of specialist the crucial value of load balancing and hand signals. The following topics are covered in this online course on rigging safety in industrial and construction environments:

  • Rigging and crane safety
  • Choosing the right sling for the load
  • Types of hitches and how to use them
  • Standard hand signals
  • Lifting, moving and lowering a load safely
  • And more

Rigging Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments

Most Popular Intermediate Rigging Course: Rigging (Intermediate)

If your looking for more awareness for your team then see our Intermediate Rigging Course: Rigging (Intermediate). This online course satisfies the CSA Z150-98 requirements. It includes the following topics:

  • Pre-lift hazard assessments
  • Owner, operator, and supervisor responsibilities
  • Wire rope construction
  • Safety factors and safe working load limits
  • Rope and sling inspections
  • Hoist line installation procedures
  • Types of rigging hitches
  • Determining sling types, sizes, and configurations using sling capacity charts
  • D/d ratios
  • Sling centre of gravity
  • Crane and hoist signals

Rigging (Intermediate)

BIStrainers Most Popular and Highest Rated Courses for Overhead Cranes

Our most popular overhead crane courses have a proven history. These courses have taught many and stood the test of reviews. If you’re looking for tested educational material for overhead cranes, see our courses below.

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Most Popular Overhead Crane Course: Overhead Crane – Operator Safety (CAN)

This online overhead crane course explains the different cranes and lifting equipment, how to inspect and use them safely, and how to spot common risks associated with their use.

This class is compliant with Canadian online overhead crane training (Bridge Cranes, Gantry Cranes). This course satisfies Canada’s requirements for operator safety training’s classroom component.

The course covers:

  • Types of overhead cranes
  • Hazards associated with cranes
  • Crane inspections
  • Inspection checklists
  • Load tests
  • Crane structure and components
  • Emergency shut-off
  • Suspended controls
  • Electrical systems
  • Warning labels
  • Safe crane operations
  • Rigging hardware
  • Rigging practices

Overhead Crane – Operator Safety (CAN)

Highest Rated Overhead Crane Course: Overhead Crane – Operator Training

With a 4.5 out of 5, it is clear that many people enjoyed and found this course to be informative. In 2021, content experts with more than 50 years of combined experience created this new overhead crane operator course. The most pertinent info necessary for the safe operation of overhead cranes has been developed by them using their experience instructing over 40,000 students. Recognizing that the worker’s competency is essential for safe operation, successful completion includes competency forms that the employer can use to thoroughly evaluate their overhead crane operators.

On successful completion, the operator will have an accurate understanding of:

worker using remote control for crane
  • Overhead Crane Types
  • Common Crane Components
  • Pre-use Inspection Requirements
  • Safe Operation with Pendant Control
  • Safe Operation with Remote Control
  • Hook Position and Centre of Gravity
  • Safe Load Heights and Operator Position
  • Keeping Load Under Control
  • Controlling Load Swing
  • Flipping and Turning Loads
  • Taglines
  • Hazards of Non-Powered Jib Cranes
  • Post Operational Checks
  • Hand Signals
  • Assessing competency of Overhead Crane Operator
  • Overhead Crane Standards

Overhead Crane – Operator Training

Free Crane Online Crane Courses

We also offer a wide variety of crane and rigging related courses. Many of them are free. For free crane-related online courses see our list below.