CONTAINER GANTRY CRANES

Ratio:            1 Machine: 3 Trainees: 1 Instructor

Duration:

Refresher Course – 1 day

3 Experienced Operators   – 3 days

2 Experienced Operators   – 2 days

3 Novice Operators            – 10 days

2 Novice Operators            –  8 days

1 Novice Operator              –  5 days

Definition:      Experienced = Operators with approx 6 months experience but no certificate

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a crane.

2. Elements

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a crane.

2.1      Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

2.2      Operators Safety Code

2.3      Refuelling procedures

2.4.     Pre-use checks

2.5.     Motive Controls

2.6.     Hydraulic Controls

2.7.     Manoeuvring in open and confined spaces

2.8.     Slinger Banksman

3. KNOWLEDGE

 On completion of training the operator will have an understanding of :

3.1  Their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

3.2  Safety rules and regulations

3.3  The importance of pre-shift checks

3.4  Safe operation

3.5  Slinger Banksman

4. SKILLS

On completion of training the operator will be able to carry out the following to the required standards :

4.1  Pre-use checks

4.2  Start & Stop the power unit

4.3  Travel forwards and in reverse using all gears ratios and all ranges where applicable

4.4  Operate all controls safely and sympathetically

4.5  Prepare / set up the machine to carry out normal work

4.6  Carry out normal work tasks safely and efficiently.

4.7  Slinger Banksman