Overhead Gantry Crane
The aim of this course is to teach delegates how to safely operate the overhead crane in accordance with the Manufacturers’ Manual and have the knowledge and skills required to recognise equipment deficiencies when conducting required inspections. This course will also ensure that delegates use the appropriate controls, lifting tackle and appropriate communications and signals. It will also teach delegates how to maintain safety and become the first line of defence in accident avoidance.
Upon completion, delegates will receive a Prontoport In House Certificate of Competence. The certification is valid for 3 years.
Duration: 3 days for Novices and 1 day for Refresher
Prerequisites: reasonably fit, both physically and mentally with the learning ability and potential to become competent operators.
Course Content and Key Activities
Health & Safety at Work Regulations
Lifting gear regulations
Operating the crane safely in accordance with the manufacturers handbook
Safe Systems of Work
Introduction to the controls
Estimate/determine the weight of loads/centre of gravity
Calculation of angles and tensions
Procedures for dealing with damaged or faulty equipment
Completion of pre-use inspection
Correct shutdown procedures
Isolating faulty equipment/procedures for fault reporting
Attaching lifting equipment to slings
Use appropriate crane signals and communications
Basic slinging techniques
Controlling hook swing
Weight assessment and capacities