Becket Training & Consulting provides training for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based on the current revision of USACE EM 385-1-1, chapters 15 and 16 and applicable national standards.

(USACE) EM 385-1-1 requires crane & rigging training to help USACE personnel achieve and maintain the highest level of crane safety.  Becket Training & Consulting currently provides on-site training in compliance with EM 385-1-1 at US Army Corps of Engineers projects in several USACE districts.

We continuously monitor changes to EM 385-1-1 and adjust our training to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Army Corps of Engineers as well as other relative standards.

You will learn about:

Cranes and Hoisting Equipment

  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Classification of Equipment and Training of Operators
  • Inspection Criteria
  • Safety Devices and Operational Aids
  • Testing
  • Operation
  • Critical Lifts
  • Environmental Conditions


  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Multiple-lift Rigging
  • Slings, Chain, Wire Rope, Metal Mesh, Synthetic Rope, Webbing and Roundslings
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Rigging Gear Inspection
  • Proper Rigging Techniques
  • Sling Angle Tension
  • And  more

Crane Signals

  • Standard Hand Signals
  • Standard Voice Signals
  • Audible Signals
  • New Signals

Types of Cranes Covered

  • Hydraulic R/T and Truck Cranes
  • Lattice Boom, Truck and Crawler Cranes
  • Floating Cranes and Derricks
  • Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • Monorail and Pillar Cranes
  • Bulkhead and Auxiliary Cranes
  • Crane Supported Personnel (work) Platforms

Please let us help you determine which courses your employees will need to be compliant.

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