Ratio:            1 Machine: 3 Trainees: 1 Instructor

Duration:

Refresher Course – 1 day

2 Experienced Operators   – 3 days

3 Experienced Operators   – 5 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 1998, LOLER 1998, HSG136 and Workplace Transport Safety

2.2      Operators Safety Code

2.3      Refuelling procedures

2.4.     Pre-use checks

2.5.     Motive Controls

2.6.     Hydraulic Controls

2.7.     Travelling the crane

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  Factors affecting stability

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  Drive and operate the crane safely and efficiently

4.3  Demonstrate the safe use of a grab

4.4  Demonstrate the safe use of a hook attachment

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