Overhead Crane and Hoist


Overhead cranes are present throughout the Notre Dame campus and are used and operated by a number of University employees. Overhead crane and hoist safety is designed to ensure this equipment is operated in a safe manner. Overhead crane and hoist safety applies to departments who own and operate cranes and hoists. Examples of cranes include overhead cranes, gantry cranes, and jib cranes. 

Training Requirements

Personnel must attend overhead crane and hoist training before operating this equipment.  Training includes classroom study as well as hands-on familiarization with the crane or hoist. The classroom portion can be completed within complyND.  The course tile is:  "RMS_Overhead Crane and Hoist_Classroom Training - 2015". Risk Management and Safety provides the hands-on training and will document completion. Overhead Crane and Hoist Training must be taken every 3 years. 

Contractor Requirements

Contractors who are bidding jobs at UND must make considerations for material and equipment delivery and provide a crane and trained crane operator if using this equipment. Notre Dame department managers / supervisors may allow their crane to be used for a contractor job. Under these circumstances the department manager must give permission and a qualified Notre Dame employee must perform the job of crane operator. 

Regulatory Requirements

OSHA Overhead and Grantry Cranes 29CFR 1910.179


A third party inspection must occur for all University owned cranes on an annual basis. Please contact Hoosier Crane regarding crane inspection or repairs.