Slinger and Handler Training (Hiabs/overhead gantry/cranes)

  • The aim of this course is to train delegates in the safe and effective use of overhead gantry cranes within a workplace environment.

Course Content

  • Operating the crane safely in accordance with the manufacturers handbook.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts set out in the Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Demonstrate a competent understanding of the cranes controls.
  • Demonstrate a competent understanding & proper use of the lifting tackle.
  • Estimate / Determine the weight of loads / Centre of gravity.
  • Use appropriate crane signals and communications.
  • Types of lifting tackle and their applications.
  • Methods of slinging and lifting as well as an appreciation for the angles of a lift.
  • Isolating faulty equipment / Procedures for fault reporting.
  • Methods to protect loads from damage.
  • Attaching lifting equipment to slings.
  • How to plan a lift.

Training Methods

  • Practical ability & skills.
  • Classroom/Tutorials.
  • Methods of Assessment.
  • Practical Test.
  • Written Test.
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