Safe Use of Cranes Course

£230.00

Members Price: £190

The Safe Use of Cranes Course is designed to provide site management with sufficient knowledge to monitor lifting operations with cranes that are carried out on site.

You will gain an understanding of legislation and ACOPs that apply to crane lifting operations eg; LOLER, MHSWR, PUWER & WAHR etc….  You will also be able to review work methods to ensure that contractors are working inline with legislation and ACOPs. You will cover the main requirements, such as; method statements, risk assessments and lift plans.

This course is not designed to provide sufficient information to be able to plan, supervise or carry out lifts directly. Further detailed training courses are available in all areas if this is your requirement.

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Course Overview

This one-day course will provide you with an understanding of legislation and ACOPs that apply to crane lifting operations. You will also be able to review work methods to ensure that contractors are working inline with legislation and ACOPs. 

This course will meet the needs of organisations who use cranes on their projects and have responsibility for their safe use.  It will help them to check that the lifts are being carried out safely but it is not designed to provide sufficient information to be able to plan, supervise or carry out lifts directly. Further detailed training courses are available in all areas if this is your requirement.

You will cover the main legal duties placed on the organisation who require the lift to be carried out (employing organisation), along with an overview of lifting operations in general. You will also cover the main requirements for the contractors you employ to carry out the lifts, including reviewing method statements, risk assessments and lift plans (that should be provided for all operations). This will ensure that your contractors are meeting current industry standards. 

Alongside these main points, this course will cover the general appreciation of what a crane is and what it is designed for. You will look at ground loading considerations and support, the influence of wind on a crane and load capacity charts. Slinging loads are considered to identify critical areas that should be considered when carrying out lifts and suitable accessories are looked at to ensure that they are used safely within designed safe working loads.

Course Content

This one-day course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Lifting team

  • Types of lifting equipment

  • Crane terminology and crane types

  • Duty charts and related capacity indicators (RCI)

  • HASAWA 197 & MHASAWA 2005

  • Influence of wind DVD

  • PUWER & LOLER 98

  • Slinging methods

  • Final Assessment

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive certification. 

Location

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Center opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, the course commences at 9am and finish at approx 5pm , unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions. Refreshments are included on all courses (lunch is included on full day courses only). 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance of the John Ryder Training Centre. 

For those that use public transport, Chertsey if served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request. 

Included here is a Google Map of the location.

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Dates

11th September

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