Overhead Crane Slinging & Lifting Novice

Lifting and Crane

Overhead Crane Slinging & Lifting Novice

Who is this for?

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.

Overhead Crane Slinging & Lifting – Novice course:

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

Course content:


  • 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
  • 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 accessories
  • 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 operations
  • Use of hand signals and tag lining procedures for directing and controlling loads
  • Landing of loads, sling removal, correct storage and protection 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


2 Days depending on previous experience


Gregory from GKN who attended our Overhead Crane course said “Best course I have completed to date at GKN. James is really good”

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