CRANES & LIFTING

FOR THE NOVICE, THE EXPERIENCED AND TO ASSESSMENT

It is envisaged that by the end of this course the trainee will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry ,the dangers of the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Be able to conform to manufacturer requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation

  • Be able to locate and explain the major components of the machine and explain their function

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the engine and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it across varying terrain in open and confined spaces

  • Conduct all necessary Safety checks in the work area

  • Be able to identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and  explain different lifting configurations and working ranges

  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain which task could fall into each category

  • Identify & explain centres of gravity , calculate estimate weight of load

  • Identify overhead / proximity hazards

  • Be able to agree the signal codes /hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing with the slinger /signaller

  • Ensure excavator is in a safe condition  for attachments to be fitted

  • Check load integrity & security by carrying out a lift trial

  • Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement

  • Environmental considerations

  • Carry out all out of service and securing considerations

It is envisage that by the end of the course the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook for the  particular machine being used

  • Be able to locate and identify major components of the machine and explain their use

  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their function

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacturer  and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out processing tasks

  • Carry out processing tasks

  • Load material onto transporting vehicles, containers or processing plants

  • Fit and remove attachment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedure

It is envisaged that by the end of the training the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Will have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook for the particular machine being used

  • Be able to locate and identify major components of the machinery and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify steering , driving and braking controls & explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Safely start and stop the engine and move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined spaces

  • Conduct all necessary  safety checks in the work area

  • Manoeuvre machine to the work area and correctly configure to carry out all tasks

  • Carry out stacking/ de-stacking tasks

  • Load and unload logs onto transporting vehicle

  • Fit & remove attachments

  • Demonstrate knowledge of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift & shut down procedures.

It is envisaged that by the end of the course the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Be able to conform to manufacturer requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulation and legislation

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machinery and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify the steering, driving and braking controls and explain their function

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the machine, move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and un-laden over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines& in open and confined spaces

  • Conduct all safety checks in the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out  lifting &load handling tasks

  • Be able to locate , identify and explain safe working loads , lifting capacity chart and explain how they may reduce the lifting capacity when moving a suspended load, different lifting configurations  and working ranges

  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall in each category

  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads

  • Identify any overhead/proximity hazards

  • Be able to agree the signal codes/hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing placement zone with the slinger/signaller

It is envisaged that at the end of the training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of offshore crane lifting operations, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook for the particular machine being used

  • Be able to interpret the requirements of the lift plan and risk assessment

  • Be able to locate and identify major components of the machine and explain their function

  • Be able to identify and locate key controls and explain their function

  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions and identify any hazards

  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Knuckle Boom Crane use

  • Conduct all pre-operational and running checks in accordance to the manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Identify and inspect suitability of  landing area

  • Prepare the knuckle boom crane for lifting duties as well as over side lifts. Operate machinery safely and efficiently taking into consideration sea  uplifts and moving vessel decks

  • Environmental considerations

  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures

It is envisaged that by the end of training the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as  an operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook, other sources of information and legislation applicable to the type of machine being used

  • Be able to identify and locate major components of the vehicle and loader crane and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify all operating controls and explain their function

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Configure the vehicle and loader crane ready for travel

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in  open and confined spaces

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks in the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area & correctly configure in readiness for carrying out lifting duties

  • Correctly deploy the stabilizers according to stated manufacturer specification

  • Comply with all rated capacity indicators or load moment indicators

  • Identify weight and centre of gravity of loads to be used

  • Carry out lifting operations using the full capabilities of the loader crane

  • Position loads accurately at designated locations including onto and from the vehicle

  • Identify, fit and remove various attachments & lifting accessories as appropriate

  • Minimise load swing & ensure load security of the vehicle

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

It is envisaged that at the end of the course the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have  a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a Slinger/Signaller

  • Be able to conform to manufacturer requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant legislation and regulations

  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment & lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses ,applications and their functions

  • Be able to interpret and extract information  on all relevant documentation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non- specialist lifting accessories and identify non serviceable items

  • Explain procedures for placing non serviceable items out of service

  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads

  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identify any overhead hazards

  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger/Signaller use

  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting  accessories and procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity

  • Direct and guide the movement of loads to different types of location suing different methods of communication

  • Environmental considerations

  • Carry out all out of service and securing procedures