Cranemasters has been providing education in the overhead crane and rigging industry for the Western Canadian provinces for eleven years. Their business, and reputation, has been built on their genuine interest in their customers needs. Not only does Cranemasters provide training, but they continue to support their customers by providing them the information they need to keep compliant with the current crane and rigging standards.

Cranemasters started 11 years ago as an Overhead Crane and Rigging training company and now trains an average of 3000 students a year. The need in industry for better rigging practices and policies has lead Cranemasters to develop and offer the following services:


Our fully trained instructors can visit your facility to directly mentor and coach your employees on positive/corrective rigging practices and overhead crane operation. Our experience shows that one-to-one coaching effectively corrects and enhances rigging practices. The student relates to this method of instruction as it pertains directly to their type of work and equipment being used.


All of the rules and regulations that govern the operation of cranes and rigging equipment can be overwhelming. We provide on-site Assessment and Gap Analysis services to ensure your equipment, policies, and workers are compliant.


Upon assessment of your companys equipment and employees, we can develop specific policies and procedures for hoisting and rigging requirements. Following, are details of our current training courses:

  • Overhead Crane and Rigging Training: Overhead Crane and Rigging Training is a 10 hour interactive course that trains the students on overhead cranes and rigging practices. The course is completed in one day format which includes 7 hours of theory and 3 hours of practical.

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  • Rigging Fundamentals: Rigging Fundamentals is an 8 hour interactive course that trains the students on rigging practices consisting of 6 hours of theory and 2 hours of practical.

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  • Rigging For Supervisors: Rigging For Supervisors Training is directed towards safety personnel, supervisors, managers, business owners, etc. This course is 4 hours in duration which provides a basic knowledge and understanding of rigging standards and principles.

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  • Customized Hoisting and Rigging Training: Customized Hoisting and Rigging Training is available upon request.
  • Train the Trainer: Please call for details.

Our Difference is hands-on, interactive and effective.
Most of our courses are conducted at customer sites, but Cranemasters does have training facilities available in Edmonton and Calgary. Our portable classroom includes real crane components and various types of rigging supplies to illustrate good, bad, and defective rigging.

Cranemasters goal is to accurately educate anyone involved with hoisting and rigging so that they can get home safe and enjoy time with their family and friends.