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The University of Texas at Arlington offers crane, rigging and crane operator qualification training programs. Instruction is delivered through a blended approach which includes classroom instruction and in-the-seat operation of the equipment. Topics cover: safety, preventive maintenance, inspections, applicable OSHA standards, and safe, correct operating techniques.

The training is conducted at the client’s site using the client's equipment. Contract classes available, CLICK HERE FOR A QUOTE.

To receive a quote without submitting a form, please contact Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or e-mail him.

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This is a classroom only course in which students will learn: safety, OSHA regulations, pre-operational inspections and preventive maintenance. They will also learn correct and safe equipment operations such as hand signaling, load charts, crane set up procedures, rigging basics, and safe hoisting practices.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu


This course is designed to provide entry level skills for the operators of hydraulic cranes. Students will learn: safety, OSHA regulations, pre-operational inspections, and preventive maintenance; driving and steering operations (if self-propelled); hand signaling; load charts; rigging; crane set up procedures; and hoisting practices. Students will demonstrate their ability to safely hoist and maneuver loads.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu


This course combines the Crane Basics class with a field testing exercise to verify the skills of crane operators. It is especially beneficial to experienced operators who may not have had formal classroom instruction or ever had to pass an operational examination. After completing the course, students will be required to set up a crane; demonstrate the ability to respond to hand signals; and hoist and maneuver a load through a course to demonstrate their ability to control a load.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu


This is a classroom only course in which students will learn: safety, OSHA regulations, pre-operational inspections, and preventive maintenance. They will also learn correct and safe equipment operations such as hand signaling, load charts, rigging equipment, rigging inspections, rigging capacities, sling load angle calculations, understanding rigging charts, and performing rigging calculations.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu


This course combines the Rigging Basics class with a field exercise in which students are required to demonstrate their knowledge of hand signaling by directing a crane operator to hoist and maneuver a load. Field setup with one crane and operator needed on second day.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu


This classroom only course teaches students to read and interpret a variety of crane load charts.
For more information or to schedule a class contact
Jack Pettyjohn at 832-922-5674 or jcpetty@uta.edu

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