Compliance consultation and crane operator training

Evaluate the compliance status of your crane inspection and maintenance practices 

The Compliance Gap Analysis has been designed to render an expert opinion whether your current crane operations and maintenance practices are in sync with applicable regulatory requirements and best practices. The analysis is performed by Konecranes experts and available for all makes and models of cranes and hoists. 

While it cannot provide absolute conclusions, it can guide you in identifying potential gaps between where you are and where you ought to be regarding compliance. It can also provide recommendations to help you mitigate the associated risk. 

Compliance survey 

The Compliance Gap Analysis begins with an on-site meeting that includes your plant safety, maintenance and operations management as well as other vested departments or personnel during which we explain our information gathering methods and answer any questions about the analysis process. 

We then conduct a review of your facility looking at information such as inspection records, maintenance manual availability and preventive maintenance (OEM) requirements. We study key processes that typically include inspection practices, pre-shift checklists, spare parts availability and corrective maintenance procedures. We review safety incidents and training modules with your crane operators to get a holistic view of your situation. 

Findings review 

The findings of the Compliance Gap Analysis are reviewed in person with plant management. Safety- critical matters are prioritized. The report and our recommendations are considered highly confidential and, except as required by law, are not otherwise stored, shared or distributed.

Improve safety and productivity with crane operator training 

Crane incident study
Excerpt from our crane incident study, click to download the full infographic

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve safety and productivity, while reducing maintenance costs, is crane operator training. 

Crane accidents cause injuries to operators, workers on the job site and even people nearby. The majority of crane accidents are caused by human error which may result in safety risks and uncontrollable downtime. Accidents can be minimized or prevented through proper training and crane usage. 

Equip operators with the training needed to reduce errors and avoid possible injury 

Crane Operator Training is designed for crane operators and the supervisory personnel responsible for the daily operation and safe performance of cranes. The training gives participants the working knowledge to assist in reducing operator errors that may lead to unnecessary downtime. Crane operator training can provide additional knowledge to help avoid possible serious injury to personnel caused by improper crane operation. Participants will learn local requirements for crane operation. 

Training topics can include

  • The function of all major crane components and assemblies 
  • Minimum qualifications and requirements for a crane operator 
  • Daily crane inspection procedure required by local governing bodies 
  • Four rules of safe and proficient crane operation 
  • Precise spotting of loads and making precision lifts 
  • Proper techniques to minimize load swing 
  • Recommended hand signals 
  • Basic rigging procedures to attach the load to the hook 

Crane operator training is ideal for newly hired personnel, seasonal workers or for refresher training. We offer training on site. In addition, we have the Konecranes Training Institute located in the United States and a training school in the UK. 

To find training courses available in your area, contact your local service branch.