Course Aims

For potential and existing operators, who have received no formal instruction, and those requiring refresher training.

On completion of the one day course, the operators will know:
a) Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
b) The importance of sling angle in relation to safe working load
c) The importance of weight and centre of gravity in relation to the safe working load of the lifting tackle
d) Signalling codes for slingers

NOTE: Customer to provide: Lifting Equipment & Lifting Tackle.

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 and Safety at Work Act 1974
Section 2 – General Duties of Employers
Section 7 & 8 – General Duties of Employees
Powers of the Inspectorate
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)

BRITISH STANDARD: 
BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006 Safe Use of Cranes:
BS7121 Part 3: 2000 Safe Use of Mobile Cranes:
Managing the Lifting Operation:
Planning the Lifting Operation:
The Role of the Crane Supervisor:
Basic, Standard and Complex Lifts:

INTRODUCTION TO SLINGING:
Recognition of damaged parts
Examination and Inspection
Colour Coding Storage
Correct Use of Slings
Methods of Slinging
Use of Charts
Angles of Lift

DESIGN FOR LIFTING:
Special loads
Weight Assessment
Choice of Equipment to suit SWL
Configurations
Centre of Gravity Calculation

SIGNALLING AND COMMUNICATION:
Driver/Slinger
Teamwork
Choice of signals

LOAD MOVEMENT:
Load Inspection
Load Packing
Load Stacking
Route Planning
Correct Slinging
Positioning of load in relation to slinger
Movement Instruction
Job Completion Procedure

Course Summary and close

Course Certification

All delegates who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of attendance.