G Tonucci Crane
& Rigging Training

165 Centre Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Fax: (617) 481-2024
Phone: (617) 653-1803
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Duns # 833266559
Veteran owned
Fully insured

Think Safety

“… Mr. Tonucci’s training provided the Waterfront with trained riggers and future crane operators. Mr. Tonucci is an excellent instructor. He was professional and thorough throughout the entire course…”

MKC Henry Manley
Coast Guard Academy

“… I wanted to pass along that the crane training Mr. Tonucci gave was exemplary. The training made us intimately aware of the calculations involved to ensure a safe “lift”. Mr. Tonucci’s knowledge of the topic is unmatched and his professionalism giving the training was impressive…”

MKCM Jim Sirois
NESU Boston

“… Greg was well equipped to provide more than adequate training that ANT Saugerties requested. His knowledge and professionalism superseded my expectations. Greg had an answer for everything and unique ways of getting the class involved and staying on topic. Harder to understand subjects such as math problems, Greg took the time to explain the calculations while adjusting to the different leaning curves for each member of the class…”

BMC Chris Sheppard
ANT Saugerties

“… Greg’s training last week was excellent. As an instructor he relates well to the students, making the topics easily understood. He really breaks it down and implies the theory of keep it simple and ensures that all are able to comprehend prior to moving on. His experience and knowledge in the field as well as the Coast Guard brings a great deal of credibility…”

BM1 Daniel Kyea
ANT Moriches

“… Greg did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and more importantly he did a great job delivering his info. I feel Greg gave me some really good insight and tools to improve our programs and processes…”

MKCS Clinton Self
SFO Southwest Harbor

“… I just wanted to voice my appreciation for the training we received here this week. Greg is truly a subject matter expert and if we were a doctor I would say has a great bed side manner. His patience and passion about what he teaches comes through in his delivery…”

BMC Chris Sage
ANT Moriches

“… Mr. Tonucci was an excellent instructor. His in depth knowledge of these potentially dangerous pieces of equipment was through and very helpful in the class. Mr. Tonucci is also extremely conscious of safety, which is an integral part of the learning process for this equipment. Each lesson was thorough, well presented and organized…”

BM1 Anthony Martinez
USCGC Willow

“… Greg was extremely knowledgeable and patient while teaching us everything from load distribution to the finer points of feathering the hydraulic controls of our crane…”

BMCS Christopher St. Martin
ANT Southwest Harbor

“… I have to say the training was very informing and my crew learned very important skills and knowledge necessary to operate our crane safely…”

BMC Luis Ruano
USCGC Abbie Burgess

“… Everyone felt that the class was in a comfortable environment and was well paced. Greg seemed very knowledgeable by answering every question that came up…”

EM1 Micah Nunemaker
MAT Newport

About Gregory Tonucci

Gregory Tonucci recently retired as a civilian crane operator at Coast Guard Boston. During his twenty-two years with the Coast Guard he was given the opportunity to create and design training courses for Mobile Crane, Forklift, Overhead Crane, Boatlift Operators and Rigging Training for both Coast Guard and civilian personnel.

Mr. Tonucci’s instructional classes successfully train new and inexperienced operators with the skills needed to perform all material handling in a safe, comprehensive and well thought out manner. He has provided training at the Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT; Coast Guard, Boston, MA; Newport, RI; Bristol, RI; Rockland, ME; Southwest Harbor, ME; Bayonne, NJ; Moriches, NY, Saugerties, NY, USCG Honolulu and USCG Miami

Before working at the Coast Guard, he was employed as a rigger for ten years at General Dynamics shipyard in Quincy, MA. There he acquired the vast knowledge necessary to rig loads correctly for crane operations with a strong emphasis on safety.

Mr. Tonucci continues instruction for the Coast Guard through G Tonucci Crane & Rigging Training.

Below are brief summaries delineating three options G Tonucci Crane & Rigging Training can provide for your unit with pricing for each.

Crane Operator Training (5 days)

$950 Per Student

The crane operator class will consist of three days classroom and two days working directly with your crane.

The three days in the classroom include the basic and essential aspects of rigging with which all crane operators must be familiar. The rigging class topics are listed within. Days two and three in the classroom concentrate on all aspects of mobile cranes with a strong emphasis on how to calculate and interpret crane load charts.

Days four and five the class will work directly with the unit’s crane. Each student will have equal time at the crane’s controls lifting loads.

The following topics are thoroughly discussed in the Crane Operator Training:

  1. Follow ASME B30.5 and OSHA 1926.1400
  2. Qualified rigging training
  3. Mobile crane hand signals
  4. Crane inspection (daily and monthly)
  5. Crane operators responsibilities
  6. Crane types and components
  7. Setting up a crane properly
  8. Working near power lines
  9. Causes of accidents and how to avoid them
  10. How to pick and carry loads safely
  11. Critical lifts
  12. Hoisting personnel
  13. Conditions that reduce capacity
  14. Areas of operation
  15. How to read and fully comprehend load charts

The Crane Operator Training will have six written exams:

  1. Sling angle test
  2. Rigging selection test
  3. Hand signal test
  4. Rigging test
  5. Crane load chart tests
  6. Final crane operator test

Each student will receive a Mobile Crane and Rigging handbook, Riggers capacity card and Hand signal card.

A certificate of forty hours of crane operator training will be presented to all students that successfully pass the training.

The new operator will further train with the unit’s certified crane operator until the command deems the individual fully qualified to operate a crane.

Qualified Rigging Training (1-2 days)

$300 Per Student

Duration of a rigging class varies according to individual needs. Rigging is included in the crane operator class. Each student will learn basic rigging procedures and how and when to use a particular rigging item.

The following is a list of topics thoroughly discussed:

  1. Following applicable OSHA standards
  2. Mobile crane hand signals
  3. Logging and inspection of rigging gear
  4. Wire rope (components, classifications, grades, cores, lays, rotation resistant rope)
  5. Estimating and calculating load’s center of gravity
  6. How to determine sling angle stress
  7. Proper use of sling bridles
  8. Sheaves
  9. Wire rope clips
  10. Wedge sockets
  11. Chain
  12. Round and Web slings
  13. Hooks
  14. Shackles
  15. Eye bolts
  16. Working near power lines
  17. Mechanical advantage
  18. Volume and Area
  19. Shock loading
  20. Inspection and weight testing

The Rigging Training will include four tests:

  1. Sling angle test
  2. Rigging selection test
  3. Hand signal test
  4. Final rigging test

Each student will receive a Rigging handbook, Rigging capacity card and Hand signal card

A certificate for the Qualified Rigging Training will be presented to all students that successfully pass the training.

Forklift Training (Per Day)

$150 Per Student

Forklift training consists of four hours in the classroom covering all mandatory training requirements listed in OSHA standard 1910.178. A final written test will be given and each new operator must successfully complete a practical exam with the unit’s forklift maneuvering through a series of cones and lifting, stacking, and placing pallets.

The following topics will be thoroughly discussed:

  1. Forklift accidents and safety practices
  2. Components of forklifts
  3. Definitions
  4. Designs of forklifts
  5. Safety items
  6. Differences between forklifts and autos
  7. Completing an operator’s daily checklist
  8. Fork blades
  9. Name plates
  10. Capacity
  11. Stability triangle
  12. Overturning the forklift
  13. Railroad tracks
  14. Tire pressure
  15. Parking the truck
  16. Operating in trailers
  17. Estimating load weight
  18. Load center calculations

Each student will receive a Forklift handbook.

A license to operate a forklift will be presented to all students that successfully pass the training.