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The construction and manufacturing industries require many types of specialized equipment, including cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors. These types of equipment are used to move large and heavy loads, providing a critical link between construction design and project management. While each of these has its own specific purpose, each also comes with its own set of safety risks and potential hazards.

The Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors Course

If your job requires you to work with these types of machines on even an occasional basis, consider taking our Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors course. It's 100% online and only takes an hour of your time. But during this hour, you'll learn about many important safety aspects of heavy machinery, including in-depth analysis on the following topics:

  • Cranes and Derricks helicopters
  • Material hoists
  • Personnel hoists
  • Overhead hoists
  • Elevators base-mounted drum hoists
  • Conveyors

Safely operating cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors requires great attention to detail and advanced safety planning. After completing our online course, construction professionals will be able to identify the major causes of relevant accidents, develop plans to ensure safety before cranes and other equipment are used, and point out precautions that must be taken when working near power lines.

This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.