Course Syllabus

Overhead Gantry Crane Attachments

Duration  :     2 x half day

Ratio       :    1 Crane: up to 4 Trainees    :    1 Instructor for each session

NOTE: To carry out training on attachments for gantry cranes, the operators must be in possession of current certificate for operation of crane, otherwise it will be 4 trainees per day instead of 4 trainees per session.

1. Aim

To train novice or qualified operators in the safe handling of the crane attachments.

2. Elements

Operators will receive training on the following elements: –

2.1      Their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

2.2      Safety rules, LOLER & PUWER regulations.

2.3      Pre-shift checks.

2.4      Basic training.

2.5      Statutory requirements

3. Knowledge

On completion of training, operators will have an understanding of:-

3.1      Their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act.

3.2      Safety rules, LOLER & PUWER regulations.

3.3      The importance of pre-shift checks.

3.4      Statutory requirements

4. Skills

On completion of training, operators will be able to carry out the following to the required standard: –

4.1      Pre-shift checks.

4.2      Start, stop procedures.

4.3      Correct method of attaching attachment to crane.

4.4      Correct use of any controls on attachment

4.5      Use of attachment for its specific use

4.6      Use of hand signals in accordance with BS7121 Part 1 2006

4.7      Carry out normal work tasks safely and efficiently.