FED OSHA CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATIONS
Currently the program offers certifications on the following crane types:
Lattice Boom Crane
Telescopic Boom Crane
Boom Truck Crane
Detailed definitions of the above crane-types are provided below:
Lattice Boom Crane: Any crane with a lattice main boom of variable lengths, attachments, configuration, and capacities using hydraulic or friction hoists mounted on a truck carrier (other than described in boom truck crane) or having crawler treads/tracks for travel that is capable of hoisting, lowering, luffing, and swinging at various radii. Example cranes are depicted in ASME B03.5-2011; Section(s) 5-0.2.1; Figure 5-0.2.1-3.
Telescopic Boom Crane: Covers all hydraulic cranes, either large (over 75 tons), medium (22 – 75 tons), small (under 22 tons), (other than described in boom truck crane) fixed or swing cab, mounted on a truck, crawler, all terrain, or rough terrain carrier equipped with a telescopic variable length boom, and attachments, that is capable of hoisting, lowering, luffing, and swinging at various radii. Example cranes are depicted in ASME B30.5-2011; Section(s) 5-0.2.1; Figures 5-0.2.1-4, 5-0.2.1-7, 5-0.2.1-9, and 126.96.36.199-10.
Boom Truck Crane: A commercial truck mounted crane, consisting of a rotating structure (center post or turntable), a boom operating with positive swing action, and one or more operating stations mounted on a frame attached to a commercial truck chassis. The boom truck crane usually will retain a payload hauling capability. Example cranes are depicted in ASME B30.5-2011; Section(s) 5-0.2.1; Figures 5-0.2.1-1, 5-0.2.1-2, and 5-0.2.1-10.
Overhead Crane: A crane used in construction that has a top-running, single girder or multiple-girder bridge, with one or more top-running trolley hoists used for vertical lifting and lowering of freely suspended, unguided loads, either cab or pendant operated as referenced in §29 CFR 1926.1438. Example cranes are depicted in ASME B30.2-2011; Section(s) 2-0.2; Figures 2-0.2-1 thru 2-0.2-5.
Tower Crane: A crane equipped with a vertical mast that supports a superstructure (rotating section)--typically with a jib, counter jib and operator’s station mounted to it--powered by an electric or internal combustion engine that can vary operating radii by means of a traversing trolley, luffing boom, or a combination of the two. The crane may be mounted on a fixed base as freestanding, guy supported, braced or assembled inside a structure. The crane may also be mounted on a traveling base by means of bogies and tracks to allow travel within a jobsite. Example cranes are depicted in ASME B30.3–2009; Section(s) 3-0.2.2; Figures 3-0.2.1.2-1 thru 3-0.2.1.2-4. This certification is also applicable for those tower cranes commonly referred to as portable, self-erecting.