Course Syllabus

 Overhead Gantry Pendant, Cabed or Controlled Remote Cranes

Including Slinger Banksman

Duration :

Novice Operator :  2 Days

Experienced Operator : 1 Day

Refresh & Test : 1 Day

Ratio :    1 Crane    :    up to 4 Trainees    :    1 Instructor

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate an overhead crane with pendant or remote control operating system – including Slinger/Banksman.

2. Elements

Operators will receive Overhead Gantry Crane training on the following elements:-

2.1      Understanding basic lift plane

2.2      Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

2.3      Operator safety code, Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment  Regulations (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

2.4      Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR)

2.5      The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations & Code of practice for safe use of cranes, inspection, testing and examination 7121

2.6      Component Parts and Pre-Use checks

2.7      Basic training (including basic slinging)

2.8      Statutory requirements

3. Knowledge

On completion of the Overhead Gantry Crane training, operators will have an understanding of:-

3.1      Basic lifting plans

3.2      Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

3.3      Operator safety code, LOLER and PUWER Regulations

3.4      MHSWR, Safety Signs and Signals Regulations and BS7121

3.5      Component Parts and Pre-use checks

3.6      Statutory requirements

4. Skills

On completion of  the Overhead Gantry Crane training, operators will be able to carry out the following to the required standard:-

4.1      Basic lift plans

4.2      Pre-use checks

4.3      Start, stop procedures

4.4      Traversing forwards and in reverse using all gear ratios and all ranges where applicable

4.5      Operate all controls safely and sympathetically

4.6      Prepare/set-up the crane to carry out normal work

4.7      Carry out normal work tasks safely and efficiently

4.8      Understand basic signalling requirement and load swings