Tower Crane Inspector
Tower Crane Inspector

Tower Crane Inspector

This is the ideal training program for companies wanting to perform their own on-site tower crane inspections and for third-party inspectors wanting to increase their knowledge and skill. The latest OSHA and ASME tower crane standards are thoroughly covered, inspection checklists are provided, and students learn how to properly document the inspection.

Inspector certifications are available to those who qualify.


3 days | $895
CIA Inspector Certification $295


  • Fixed Jib Tower Cranes
  • Luffing Boom Tower Cranes
  • Self-Erecting Tower Cranes


  • Types of tower cranes, components & terminology
  • Causes & results of tower crane accidents
  • Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents & liability exposure
  • Setting up a tower crane inspection program
  • OSHA & ASME pre-operational, monthly and annual inspection requirements
  • The three levels of inspection
  • Inspection procedures and techniques
  • Recognizing and understanding the differences between deficiencies & safety hazards
  • Correct way to write inspection reports to provide the proper documentation
  • Inspecting structural components, sheaves, blocks, hooks, operating mechanisms, electrical systems, wire rope, operational aids, and safety devices
  • Structural, mechanical, electrical, and safety/liability areas of inspection
  • When to perform a non-destructive crack detection test
  • Performing load tests
  • Crane setup and recognizing site hazards
  • Safe operating practices and procedures
  • Safety procedures for working tower cranes near power lines
  • Hand and voice signals
  • Hoisting personnel
  • Basic rigging procedures

Requirements for Inspector Certification

  • Complete the Crane Institute of America Tower Crane Inspector training program
  • Possess the physical ability to perform inspections on tower cranes
  • Have three years tower crane experience in operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision (A trainee certification will be issued to applicants with less experience)
  • Pass a written examination


You will receive

  • Rigging Handbook
  • Tower Crane Inspector Workbook (includes applicable OSHA/ASME standards, load charts, annual inspection checklists, etc.)
  • Wire Rope Inspection Card
  • Hand Signal Card
  • Rigger’s Capacity Card
  • Inspection Certificate Decal
  • Certificate of Training
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