Crane Driving and Slinging

Crane Driving and Slinging

This one-day practical course is designed to give new and existing crane drivers, slingers and other concerned parties, confidence in the safe operation of cranes and tackle.  This training programme meets the requirements under Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). By completing this course, delegates will meet the legal requirements under the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974.

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To assist delegates who are involved with the use or supervision of Overhead Cranes and Slinging of loads to appreciate their responsibilities under law.


Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of their own responsibilities and their organisation’s legal requirements
  • Apply Procedures in accordance with good working practice
  • Reduce incidents involved with the use of Overhead Cranes
  • Legal Requirement of Organisations
    • Strength and Stability
    • Lifting Equipment for Lifting Persons
    • Positioning and Installation
    • Marking of Lifting Equipment
    • Examination and Inspection
    • Organisation of Lifting Operation
    • Reports and Defects
    • Keeping Information and Records
    • Training of Operators
  • Crane Operations
    • Start-up Procedures and Inspection
    • Crane Driving Techniques
    • Code of Practice
    • Defect Reporting
    • Safe Working Loads
    • Close-down Procedures
  • Slinging of Loads
    • Estimation of Weights
    • Identification of Slinging Methods and Techniques
    • Selection and Inspection of Slings
    • SWL and Loading of Slings
    • Fault Finding in Slinging Operations
    • Storage of Slings
    • Equipment other than Slings used for Lifting
    • Defects Reporting

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, syndicate exercises, pro-forma examples and information input sessions, along with case studies and exercises to fully involve participants.