Crane Signaling and Communications

Riggers, crane operators, and other employees who work with cranes

Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
30 minutes

When operating a crane, a signal person – or spotter – is used in situation when the point of crane operation is not in full view of the crane operator. This course will provide you with an understanding of the training requirements and proper hand signals and communication skills needed by signal persons and crane operators in these situations. This will allow the operation of mobile cranes in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s ‘Signal Person Qualification’ standard at part 29 Code of Federal Registers (CFR) 1926.1428.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.


Signal Persons

  • recognize what hand signals to use in a given scenario
  • recognize when a signal person must be provided for crane operations
  • Signal Communication Methods

  • recognize signal communication safety issues in given scenario




    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.