MCO-700 – Mobile Crane Operator

Course Name: Mobile Crane Operator
Course #: MCO-700
Course Length (Days): 2
Who Should Attend: Anyone who is designated to operate mobile cranes including both dedicated operators, whose primary job is the operation of a mobile crane, and nondedicated operators who use a mobile crane as another tool in performing their job including, but not limited to, maintenance personnel, test personnel, and crane inspectors that operate mobile cranes to perform their specific work duties. Safety personnel and managers of mobile crane operators are encouraged to attend as well.
Required for Successful Completion: Pass both a written and practical examination.
Course Description: This training is intended for anyone who operates a mobile crane during load handling activities including maintenance and inspection personnel. The information presented in this course teaches individuals the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) §1926 Subpart CC regulations and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers B30.5 “Mobile and Locomotive Cranes” standard requirements for mobile crane operation. Our Mobile Crane Operator course includes both a classroom presentation and a hands-on practical (operation test). OSHA and National Consensus Standards require that anyone operating a mobile crane be provided training that includes a written and practical training and examination (operational test) on the type of mobile crane they will operate. The type of cranes the training can be completed for include Hydraulic cranes, Crawler Cranes, Carry Deck cranes and Commercial Truck-Mounted Telescopic Boom Cranes.
Topics Covered: Terminology & Definitions

OSHA & National Consensus Standards Overview

OSHA 29 CFR §1910.1400 Requirements for Mobile Crane Operators

ASME B30.5 Requirements for Mobile Crane Operators

Electrical, Mechanical & Structural Component Descriptions

Pre and Post-start Inspections

Securing Procedures

Shutdown Procedures

Safety Devices

Power Line Safety

Load Charts

Site Evaluation

Crane Stability

Crane Controls

Operator & Personnel Safety

Lifting, Lowering, Booming, Telescoping, and Swinging

Standard Method for Hand Signals

Written and Practical (Operation) Exams

Applicable Regulations & Standards: OSHA §1910.180 “Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes”

OSHA 1926 Subpart CC “Cranes and Derricks in Construction”

ASME B30.5 “Mobile and Locomotive Cranes”


Posted on

June 25, 2024