Course Aims

To teach the operators to safely operate the Dockside Crane.

On completion of the course, the operators will know:

a) Their duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
b) The machine identification, terminology and daily maintenance
c) The safety aspects relating to the usage of this type of crane
d) The safe methods of slinging

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 Regulations1998 (an overview)
The Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (an overview)
British Standards 7121 Part 1: safe Use of Cranes

SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK:
Communication – Signaling code between Hatchway man and Crane Operator
Basic ship construction – layout of quays and docks
Safe load indicators and warning devices
Types of cranes and their characteristics
Fault reporting procedures
Accident reporting procedures – Personal
Equipment – Cargoes

INTRODUCTION OF SLINGING:
Identification of slings to include:
Wire rope – chain & cordage
Basic sling inspection
Sling angles
Ancillary equipment – shackles – lifting beams
Unsafe practices – snatching – dragging etc.
Centre of Gravity Estimation of weight

INTRODUCTION OF 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: Hoists – lower – slew – luff – brakes
Limit switches
Use of radius indicator
Positioning of crane in relationship to ship and mode of discharge or loading

PRACTICAL CRANE OPERATION:(LOAD SITUATION)
Initially using test weights and all functions of the crane
Cargo handling using Hatchway man

PRACTICAL SESSIONS WILL COMPRISE OF LOADING, DISCHARGING, RECEIVING, FORWARDING ALL TYPES OF CARGO (LIGHT, HEAVY, LONG LENGTHS).

CLOSING DOWN: 
Parking of crane safely
Isolation of crane power supply
Safe egress from crane
Course summary & review
Trainee Assessment Course & Close

Course Certification

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