OVERHEAD CRANE
(Slinging & Lifting)


ITSSA's.  (A Voluntary Training Standards Organisation and a founder member of the Accredited Body's Association)  Basic Operator Training course is aimed those who need to operate an Overhead Gantry Crane. It has been accredited by the HSE as providing for giving the learners, the skills and knowledge to correctly, safely and legally operate an Overhead Gantry Crane.
There is a theory aspect of the course that teaches the learners the necessary legislation and general principles of lifting recommended by the operator's code of conduct. It takes approximately 3 hours and is normally delivered in a classroom format. The practical training takes longer depending on the size of the class and their experience, but will be tailored to meet each individuals needs. Every learner will spend sufficient time learning to operate the crane to gain the experience and skills they need.
The test at the end of the course is part theory and part practical and the learners will also be assessed carrying out a pre-use check. The aim of the course is to ensure the successful learners gain a detailed understanding of crane maintenance and operations and sufficiently understand the roles and responsibilities of operating an Overhead Gantry Crane, especially their legal obligations whilst in control of the crane.
Employers will benefit from the course as it will provide their employees with adequate training in the safe and legal operation of an Overhead Gantry Crane so it will improve your businesses efficiency. It will decrease the risk of accidents and damage and of course the financial loss that results from this. It will also ensure your business is compliant with the current relevant legislation.
Aims
  • To state the legal requirement for selection & training operators
  • To explain the requirements of the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • To state where they may be requirements under the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • To highlight the need for pre-use inspection, and cover the defects that commonly occur in lifting tackle.
  • To show the approved signaling methods
  • To encourage the use of safe working practices

  • Crane operators/slingers and the law

  • Operators safety code
  • The pre-use inspection and reporting procedures
  • Slinging techniques and effect on sling capacity
  • Signaling methods
  • Theoretical knowledge assessment
What Do I Bring?
  • Safety boots
  • High Vis Jacket
  • Hard Hat
  • National Insurance number
What Do I Get?

Upon successful completion of the course, a 5 year licence