Course Aims

To teach the operators to safely operate the Dockside Crane (Grab Duties).

On completion of the course, the operators will know: 
– Their statutory requirements under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
– The machine identification, terminology & daily maintenance
– The safety aspects relating to the usage of this type of crane

Course Duration

The duration of this course would depend on the delegate’s skills and previous training and experience.

Course Content

STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS:
The Health & Safety at Work act 1974
Section 2: General duties of Employers
Section 7 & 8: General duties of Employees
Powers of the Inspectorate
The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (an overview)
The Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (an overview)
British Standards: 7121 Part 1 – Safe us of cranes

INTRODUCTION TO DOCKSIDE CRANE:
Identification of Crane & Terminology
Controls & Warning Devices
Daily Maintenance
Pre-start Checks
Starting up procedure
Close down procedure

PRACTICAL CRANE OPERATION: (NO LOAD SITUATION)
Safe access to crane cab
Start up procedure
Use of controls: Hoist – Lower – Slew – Luff – Brakes – Limit Switches
Use of Radius Indicator
Positioning of Crane in relationship to ship
Mode of discharge or loading

GRABBING CRANE OPERATION: (LOAD SITUATION)
Pre-start checks
Positioning of crane to take the load
Setting up the crane
Taking the loads
Use of all motions Hoisting, slewing, luffing, maneuvering, lowering
Positioning the load
Setting the load down

CLOSING DOWN PROCEDURE: 
Travelling to position
Park crane
Neutralise crane
Fault reporting
Assessment
Course summary & close

Course Certification

A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the Dockside Crane Operations Grab Duties course.