OSHA Guide – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Section 1430 – Training

Other sections of this standard require training in specific topics. This section lists the training requirements found in other sections and includes additional training requirements not found elsewhere.

Training requirements Specified Elsewhere

  • Overhead power lines (sections 1408 and 1410)
  • Signal person(section 1428)
  • Operators (see section 1427 for the training required for operators during the four-year transitional period for operator qualification/certification, for operators of equipment that does not require qualification/certification, and for operators-in-training)

 Additional Training Requirements

  • Operators. You must train each equipment operator in the manufacturer’s emergency procedures for halting unintended equipment movement and in the following practice: whenever moving a boom off a support, first raise the boom a short distance (sufficient to take the load of the boom) to determine if the boom hoist brake needs to be adjusted or repaired
  • Competent persons and qualified persons. You must train each competent person and each qualified person in the requirements of this standard that apply to them
  • Crush/pinch points. You must train each employee who works with the equipment to keep clear of holes, crush/pinch points, and the hazards addressed in section 1424 (work area control)
  • Tag-out. You must train each operator and each additional employee authorized to start/energize equipment or operate equipment controls (such as maintenance and repair employees) in the tag-out and start-up procedures in section 1417

Training Administration

You have the following responsibilities with respect to each employee who must be trained under this standard:

  • Evaluate each employee to confirm that the employee understands the information provided in the training
  • Provide refresher training in relevant topics for each employee when, based on the conduct of the employee or an evaluation of the employee’s knowledge, there is an indication that retraining is necessary
  • Provide the training at no cost to the employee