Overhead Crane Slinging & Lifting Novice

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

Duration:2 Days depending on previous experience

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

Gregory, GKN

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

RB – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

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VK – Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc

" 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:2 Days depending on previous experience
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This training course is designed for operatives who in the course of their work need to operate overhead travelling cranes, and use lifting accessories to lift and move general loads.


On completion of this training course, operators should have a robust knowledge and operational and practical ability to safely use over head crane and associated lifting accessories. To be able to operate an overhead travelling crane safely and in accordance with the manufacturers guide lines and accepted good practice



• The application of MindSafety
• Duties and responsibilities of personnel associated with lifting operations
• Operator safety during lifting operations in the workplace.
• Theory of load weight estimation, sling angles safe working loads and working load limits
• Routine lift planning procedures and documentation (LOLER 8 Steps)
• Design and purpose of lifting accessories and overhead cranes
• Identification and inspection of lifting accessories and equipment
• Reporting of defects
• Methods of marking and rating for lifting accessories and Overhead cranes
• Pre-use inspection of Overhead crane and lifting accesso-ries
• Basic crane controls and movement (Loaded & unloaded, controlling load swing)
• Practical slinging and movement of workplace loads
• Selection of lifting accessories for multi-legged lifting oper-ations
• Use of hand signals and tag lining procedures for directing and controlling loads
• Landing of loads, sling removal, correct storage and protec-tion of lifting accessories
• Isolation and parking of overhead travelling cranes

  • 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