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Safe use of Overhead Cranes

Safe use of Overhead Cranes

Course Title: Safe Use of EOTC. Overhead Cranes, Remote Control, Pendant and Cab, and Safe Slinging Methods.
Location: LGS Training Centre or Customer’s Premises
Duration: 1 to 2 Days Exp, 3 to 5 Days Novice
Max No. Delegates: 6/8


Who Should             Employees using Overhead Travelling Cranes, Supervisors, Health & Safety     Attend:                      Representatives


Operators should be over 18 years of age, Physically Fit with Good Eyesight & Hearing


Course Objectives:
  • Understand the principals of operating pendant or remote controlled overhead cranes
  • Learn the need to select the correct lifting gear & Safe Methods of Slinging Loads
  • Learn basic daily checks of equipment & Report Defects
  • Communicate effectively using – Hand and Radio


Course Outline:
  • Health & Safety 19, LOLER, PUWER, Safe Operation & use of Overhead Cranes and Lifting Equipment
  • Correct operations of Pendant & Remote controls Including Cab Controls
  • Estimation of weights of the Loads
  • Selection of Lifting Gear and Inspection Prior to Use
  • Safe Working Loads and Sling Angles
  • Basic checks of Crane & Lifting Equipment Prior to use
  • Safe Slinging methods and Angle Loading
  • Safe transfer & movement of loads and Hazard Observations, Safe System of Work
  • Signals – Hand & Radio Correct Communication


Teaching Methods:
The course consists of prepared Training lectures, video/dvd’s presentations and practical demonstrations. RSS EOTC Training Information Books, Site Safety Books, SWL Cards Information is based on LEEA Code of Practice, HSE Guidance PM55: H&S Regulation


Multi Choice Question Paper Theory, Practical Exercises & Practical Site Assessment