Through this course the student will gain a fundamental understanding of pedestal crane safety and signalman rigging. The course will be delivered using lecture and hands-on training. Some of the pedestal crane learning objectives include: anatomy of pedestal cranes, inspections, operations, hazards, and practice on the crane simulator. Signalman/rigging topics include: calculating weight, angles, sling stress, center of gravity, sling hitches, sling types, hardware, lifting devices, and communication. Safety is thoroughly stressed.