Overhead Gantry Pendant, Cabed or Controlled Remote Cranes

To Include Slinging and Signalling

Course Syllabus

 Duration:                  Novice Operator                           :  2 days

Experienced Operator                 :  1 day

Refresh & Test                              :  1 day

Ratio:             4 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

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

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge as regards to safety when operating an overhead crane with pendant or remote-control operating system.

2. Elements

Operators will receive training on the following elements:-

2.1       Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

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

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

2.4       The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations & Code of practice for safe use of cranes, inspection, testing and examination BS 7121 Part 1 2006

2.5       Component Parts and Pre-Use checks

2.6       Statutory requirements

2.7       Accidents and RIDDOR

3. Knowledge

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

3.1       Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

3.2       Operator safety code, LOLER and PUWER Regulations

3.3       MHSWR, Safety Signs and Signals Regulations and BS7121

3.4       Component Parts and Pre-use checks

3.5       Statutory requirements

3.6       Accidents and the consequences

 4. Skills

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

4.1       Pre-use checks

4.2       Start, stop procedures

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

4.4       Operate all controls safely and sympathetically

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

4.6       Carry out normal work tasks safely and efficiently

4.7       Understand basic signalling requirement and load swings