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Operator Training School

Overhead Crane Operator Training Safety Courses From Crane Handling are designed to enable up to six candidates at one time to safely operate overhead travelling cranes and to efficiently learn how to sling loads correctly.

On completion of the course candidates will:

  • Know their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at work act (1974), PUWER & LOLER.
  • Outline their duties and responsibilities concerning the various lifting regulations.
  • Understand site conditions and generally interpret safe operation within given conditions.
  • Understand Overhead Crane construction basics & necessities.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the Safe Working Load (SWL).
  • How to operate overhead cranes SAFELY.
  • Have the ability to understand their duties and responsibilities enabling them to work together as a team when working with a slinger or crane operator.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Crane Driver Will:

  • Carry out daily maintenance on his/her crane and reports any faults to the supervisor.
  • Check the crane to ensure it is in satisfactory condition before proceeding with any lifting of loads.
  • Co-operate with the slinger to lift, move and position the load using the agreed company code of signalling.
  • Operate the crane to the approved instructions and company safety code.
  • In case of cab controlled cranes the duties of the crane driver are combined with the slinger and relevant detail from each job description will apply.

The Slinger Will:

  • Check the condition and determine the weight of the load, decide the safe and correct method of slinging, lifting and moving the load.
  • Check that the route and stacking area are clear, direct and co-operate with the crane driver to lift, move and position the load. Uses the agreed company code of signalling.
  • Select and use lifting equipment. Use rules and tables to determine the safe working load.
  • Visually checks all Lifting Equipment before using and reports any deterioration to the supervisor.
  • Select and arrange correct packing, stack loads correctly and makes provision for subsiquent removal.
  • Apply all safety precautions appropriate to slinging, including warning personnel of a lift. Walk with the load to ensure the safety of all personnel along the route and within the stacking area, but never walk under the load.

Crane Operator Course Contents, Candidates Will Learn:

  • Safe Systems Of Work
  • Risk Assessment
  • Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
  • Lifting Regulation
  • Crane Safety
  • Crane Operation
  • Lifting Tackle/Equipment
  • Site Conditions
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Safe Slinging
  • Records & Certification
  • Practical Operation & Slinging

Candidates will undergo a final Test of Competence upon completing the above.

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