Control & Safe Use of Cranes Course


£190 member
£230 non-members


on application

Designed For

This Control & Safe Use of Cranes Course is for all levels of management with responsibility for controlling the use of cranes and lifting gear.  Also suitable for safety advisors and previously trained crane drivers and slingers.

Course Objectives

To provide a clear understanding of the legislation concerning the use of cranes and lifting gear, of the relevant codes of practice and to give guidance to the principles of safe systems of work.

Course Content

Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and relevant regulations:

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 98 (LOLER)
Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 98)

Provisions of British Standards:

BS7121 (Various) parts – Safe use of cranes
Contractural arrangements – Contract Lift and Crane Hire
Duties of the Appointed Person

Recommended safe systems of work:

Planning the lift – Explanation of the elements of Crane Lift Plan including

  • Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • The Load
  • The site and environmental constraints
  • Selection of cranes and lifting gear – mobile, tower and lorry loaders
  • Load Assessments
  • Stability of Cranes
  • Lifting acessories
  • Slinging methods

Syndicate Exercises – based on planning a lifting operation including crane selection usting Crane Duties Chart

Course Duration

One day

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