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Lift Director and Critical Lift Planning 


The Lift Director portion of the course addresses the responsibilities of a Lift Director as identified by 29CFR1926.1400 (Federal OSHA), ASME P30.1 Lift Planning and ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes.  

The Critical Lift portion of the course focuses on the process of assessing risks, the compilation of crane and rigging data, crane operating areas, rigging methods, a safety checklist, personnel competencies and assignments, a proposed sequence of events, contingency plans and other category items as recommended in ASME P30.1 Lift Planning 

The Lift Director and Critical Lift Planning course is designed to provide participants the knowledge, skill and technical knowledge needed to direct lifting operations and assess the risks associated with each lift.


Participants will be provided an outline of the following subjects to be covered during the course:

  • ASME B30.5 Roles & Responsibilities
  • ASME B30.5 Roles & Responsibilities
  • OSHA requirements for Lift Director
  • ASME P30.1 Lift Planning 
  • Site Preparation
  • Traffic Control 
  • Crane Load Chart Data 
  • Rigging Capacity Data 
  • Hazard Recognition 
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Multiple Crane Lifts 
  • Lift Data Sheet 
  • Load Schematic, Rigging Method, and Selection 
  • Pre-Lift Safety Checklist 
  • Crane Set-up Schematic 
  • Load Travel Path and Personnel Placement 
  • Load Handling Sequence and Procedures 
  • Engaging Lift Planning Exercises


Participants will formulate a series of lift plans based on multiple scenarios and then will be challenged to solve a variety of problem-solving workshops related to partially completed plans (quiz format). An optional hands-on session is offered at client-sites that involves the completion of a lift plan.

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the lift planning process 

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