Overhead Gantry Cranes


Course Description

For Novice and experience operators

Course Objectives:

  • At the end of this Course Participants will be able to:
  • Carry out a Pre-use Inspection on gantry cranes and lifting equipment.
  • Know how to operate a overhead gantry crane in a safe manner.
  • Know how to identify the load capacity of an overhead gantry crane.
  • Know the hazards related to improper use of a overhead gantry crane.


  • Law
  • Hazardous situations
  • Good handling techniques and practice
  • Overloading
  • Operators Daily Checks
  • Good housekeeping
  • Practical
  • Introduction to the Overhead gantry crane
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily inspection, take-over and maintenance
  • Start stopping operation
  • Safe use and manoeuvring of crane
  • Operation of controls
  • Weight assessment
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces