Mobile Crane Training

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 – 5 Days depending on previous experience

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" Really useful understanding sling types & how it affects SWL "

RB – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

" All very useful information "

VK – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

" Best course I have completed to date at GKN. James is really good. "

Gregory, GKN

" Jon, just to let you know that we had very positive feedback from the recent delivery of the Slinging and Lifting refresher by Craig. Please pass this feedback and our regards to Craig and thank you again for your professional and helpful assistance earlier on the hooks and shackles matter. I have just requested Libby to book another course for novice delegates. LA – Babcock International "

LA – Babcock International
  • Duration:1 – 5 Days depending on previous experience
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Mobile Crane operators


To train candidates in the operational techniques and knowledge required to safely and effectively operate mobile cranes. On completion of training, operators should have an accepted knowledge of codes of practice and HSE guidelines GS39 and safety duties in relation to lifting equipment. Operate a mobile crane safely and in accordance with the manufacturers guide lines and accepted good practice.


  • Types of mobile crane and their operational parameters
  • Duties and responsibilities associated to lifting operations
  • Principle components of a mobile crane
  • Environmental factors effecting crane setup and operation
  • Crane documentation, specifications and statutory inspection requirements
  • Crane and industry terminology – definition of lift types in BS 7127 part 1
  • Indicators (Automatic Safe Load Indicator, Load/Radius, Jib Angle)
  • Crane capability and capacity – ground pressures and mat sizing
  • Basic principles of the power unit and its systems
  • Location and function of all controls – function and operation of PTO
  • Pre-start checks, parking and shut down procedures
  • Basic manoeuvring and positioning
  • Setting the crane up for work, ground assessments, proximity hazards
  • Procedures for setting outriggers – safe handling of mats
  • Safety locks and devices – e.g. slew lock pins
  • Block, Jib, slew and fly jib operations
  • Pick and shift duties
  • Rating, configuration and use of general lifting accessories
  • Lifting and placing loads
  • De-rigging and stowage procedures
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2002
Measurement of Achievement

Theoretical & Practical Exercises – C&G Services (Europe) Ltd (BS EN ISO9001 for the design & provision of training & consultancy services to national and international standards. In compliance with HSE.