Lifting & Slinging
CRANE, SLINGING AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT TRAINING
Thorough training in lifting operations quickly pays for itself in productivity, and reduced damage to your equipment, structures and stock – while safeguarding your people from harm. Our long experience as lifting engineers tells us it’s best to work on your own site, using real equipment, cranes and loads.
Training your people in the workplace enables us to include a greater practical element, and tailor the training to the work they’ll be doing every day. It’s not a case of taking abstract theory and trying to apply it to their own situation; it’s all about doing their own job well.
That makes it far quicker to establish those skills, and go from merely trained, to truly competent.
Our most popular crane, slinging and lifting courses
We regularly design bespoke training courses for customers who have a specific safety, operational, or insurance concern, so if you don’t see the training you need listed, just ask.
Each course includes a formal assessment, and successful candidates will receive training certification, valid for three years.
Basic lifting, crane and slinging courses
- Lifting equipment operator (1 or 2-day course)
Carrying out lifting operations safely and efficiently requires a combination of practical tuition and theoretical understanding. This course provides both. Candidates will understand the legislation, and be able to select, inspect and use your lifting equipment safely at work. The one-day course is designed for experienced workers with only basic lifting tasks; novices and those with more complicated loads will benefit from a second day.
- Slinger and signaller training (1 or 2-day course)
This course combines knowledge about mode factors and sling angles with practical experience of safe signalling and lifting methods. We recommend the one-day course for candidates who already have some experience in safe lifting operations; the two-day course also includes a thorough grounding for novices.
- Chain sling assembly training (1-day course)
A theory and practically-based course enabling candidates to assemble and certify chain slings. We’ll carry this out at your site, using your own workshop benches, to ensure the experience transfers seamlessly into the workplace.
Advanced training for supervisors and appointed persons
- Appointed person: lifting operations (APLO) (4-day course)
Designed for experienced operators and slingers/signallers with at least 2 years’ experience, this course gives the additional expertise in planning, communication and risk assessment to make the step up to a planning or supervisory role. It includes phased tests on law, codes of practice, mode factors and duty charts.
- Lift / crane supervisor (3-day course)
This course is recommended for people with at least two years’ experience in crane operation or slinging and signalling. It gives give candidates the underpinning knowledge they’ll need to fulfil the duties of a lift supervisor, as set out under BS 7121 and LOLER 1998.
- Responsible person: chain sling and lifting equipment inspection (3-day course)
Originally designed for the Royal Fleet Auxillary, this course enables candidates to carry out lifting operations safely, and inspect lifting equipment for damage and wear to ensure safety for use. It includes legislation and documentation, followed by chain sling manufacture and repair, and practical inspection of chain, wire and textile slings, shackles and eye bolts.
If you’d like to see a course syllabus, or to discuss your needs in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact our training division.
Contact our training team now:
+44 (0) 1202 812483