Crane Derrick Safety Specialist (CDS)

This course will provide a student with the knowledge necessary to work safely with and around crane and derrick equipment. The student will be able to identify: the responsibilities of employers and employees, the safety requirements for various types of cranes and derricks, and the hazards associated with crane and derrick equipment. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Crane Derrick Safety Specialist (CDS) Course Details

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

Cranes, derricks and hoists are commonly used in industrial and construction settings for moving large, heavy loads. While these machines are crucial to many operations, they can also be hazardous to operate and work around without the proper training.

With the Crane Derrick Safety Specialist course from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), you’ll gain the necessary training and knowledge to prevent accidents and protect employees working with these machines.

$395.00
$395.00 $345.00

(Premium Membership)

CDS Course Overview

Our crane, derrick and hoist safety course gives students a thorough understanding of the risks of using this equipment on worksites and the precautions to take. Students will learn to identify potential hazards and conform to OSHA safety standards, gain a comprehensive knowledge of the machinery, and learn more about the roles of employees and employers in ensuring crane safety.

Other topics covered by this CDS course include:

  • Various types of equipment inspections.
  • Safety precautions with wire rope and power lines.
  • Safety requirements for assembly, disassembly, ground conditions and crane operation.
  • Safe practices for hoisting personnel and equipment.
  • Necessary training for personnel involved with crane operation.

Upon completion of this crane safety training course, you will be required to take a comprehensive exam to prove your knowledge. You have two opportunities to score 80% or higher to receive your Crane Derrick Safety Specialist designation and certificate.

This course is estimated to take about 13 hours to complete, depending on your existing knowledge. NASP is IACET-accredited and will award students 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs) when they complete this course.

  • Online Exams

    The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.

  • Recertification

    CDS certificates are valid for three years before you are required to recertify. Recertification involves a quick refresher course and another exam to keep your safety training up to date. You have six months following the expiration of your certificate to recertify for $150. After that six-month time frame, additional fees may apply.

  • Non-discrimination Policy

    NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination.

  • Proprietary Interest Disclosure

    The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Crane Derrick Safety Specialist (CDS) Course Information:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will attain the designation of Crane Safety and Derrick Safety Specialist (). With this certificate, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

  • Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees when it comes to crane and derrick safety.
  • Identify the different types of cranes, derricks, and safety equipment needed when using them.
  • Explain the various types of equipment inspections.
  • Explain the safety issues with wire rope and power lines.
  • Explain the safety requirements concerning the assembly, disassembly, ground conditions and operation for cranes and derricks.
  • Identify the signals used to ensure safe crane and derrick operation and the different types of fall protection when using cranes and derricks.
  • Explain how hazards can be avoided when using cranes and derricks.
  • Explain safe practices for hoisting personnel and equipment and the qualification and training process for personnel involved with operating cranes and derricks.

Become a Crane Derrick Safety Specialist With NASP

NASP is dedicated to providing a wide range of engaging, convenient courses for staying safe in the workplace. We offer our crane safety course online, allowing students to complete it whenever and wherever. NASP courses are comprehensive and accredited, helping employees meet and exceed standards set by the OSHA and ANSI safety organizations.

To enroll in our CDS course and become a certified specialist, add this course to your cart and complete your purchase in our Gnosis learning system. This crane safety training course costs $395 for general NASP members and $345 for those with premium memberships. Students have six months to complete the course from purchase.

Choose NASP today for your CDS certificate.

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