Course content

Crane Operator training

Topics covered are:

  • Safe systems of work

  • Risk assessment

  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

  • Lifting regulations

  • Crane safety and operation

  • Basic rigging procedures to attach the load to the hook

  • Sling loading, balancing and safety

  • Recognizing and responding to crane signals accurately

  • Correct positioning for a lift

  • Effects of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement

  • Inspection and maintenance procedures

  • Records and certification

 

Slinger / signaller training

Topics covered are:

  • Safe systems of work

  • Slinger / signaller responsibilities

  • Risk assessment

  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

  • Lifting regulations

  • Lifting equipment uses, applications and functions

  • Safety checks

  • Centres of gravity and calculating load weights

  • Exclusion zones, emergency actions and hazards

  • Basic rigging procedures to attach the load to the hook

  • Directing load movement using different methods of communication

  • Out-of-service and securing procedures

 

Appointed Person training

Topics covered are:

  • Responsibilities of an Appointed Person and the lift team

  • Legislation, regulations and codes of practice

  • Different lift requirements (basic lift, standard lift, complex lift, lifting from height. etc.)

  • Reporting procedures

  • Types of crane, their capabilities and limitations

  • Maintenance, inspection and testing requirements

  • Setting up, erection, leveling and dismantling requirements

  • Calculating point loadings, outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes

  • Function and use of RCI, LMI and anti-collision systems

  • Correct crane and accessory selection, duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets

  • Applications for lifting accessories

  • Slinging techniques, calculating sling sizes, balancing, centres of gravity

  • Different methods of communication for lifting

  • Exclusion zones and identifying hazards

  • Safe site access

  • Safe systems of work, risk assessment, method statements and lift plans

  • Specifying crane positioning

 

Crane / lift supervisor training

Topics covered are:

  • Responsibilities of a crane / lift supervisor

  • Lifting equipment uses, applications and functions

  • Understanding documentation

  • Different methods of communication used for lifting

  • Procedures for placing items out-of-service

  • Use of RCIs and anti-collision systems

  • Setting up, erection, leveling and dismantling requirements

  • Exclusion zones, emergency actions and identifying hazards

  • Load security, load balance and integrity

  • Supervising and communicating load movements

  • Environmental considerations when planning a lift

  • Out-of-service and securing procedures

 

Plant Machinery / Vehicle Marshall (Banksman) training

Topics covered are:

  • Responsibilities of a Vehicle / Plant Machinery Marshall

  • Understanding the vehicle or machine

  • Approved hand signals and different methods of communication

  • Appropriate PPE

  • Safety checks

  • Exclusion zones

  • Guiding machinery

  • Environmental considerations

  • End-of-shift, shut down and parking procedures

 

To find out how we can help you with training please contact us.

 

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