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Course Aims

To provide thorough theoretical and practical training in operating an Overhead/Gantry Crane.  To enable the candidate to competently and safely operate the crane and pass Overhead/Gantry Crane theory and practical tests.

Course Content (Theory)

  • The need to train and statutory requirements

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – Section 2, 7 & 8

  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

  • The Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)

  • Code of Practice for the safe use of cranes – BS7121

  • Principle components and overhead crane terminology

  • Safe use of lifting accessories

  • Slinging and signalling procedures + rating and de-rating factors

  • Theoretical test

Course Content (Practical)

  • Introduction to the overhead crane

  • Pre-use checks of the crane

  • Control familiarisation (including isolation of the crane)

  • Controlling swing unladen + spotting the hook

  • Selection, inspection and use of lifting accessories

  • Lifting, travelling and positioning various equipment and loads

  • Working to signalling procedures (where applicable)

  • Turning a load with a single hook/2 hooks (where applicable)

  • Parking the crane and storing accessories

  • Practical skills ability test

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