This course is designed to instruct persons required to use Tower and Mobile Cranes.
Overall aims of the session: Providing training on ‘best-practices’ in the daily tower and
mobile crane operations.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Safety Aspects. General rules related to Crane  Operations.

Using the Crane Safely.  Best practices and methods of using a crane and the interpretation of the capacity chart.

Case Studies: A number of case studies involving accidents are discussed to warn participants against taking unnecessary risks.

 

Key Training issues in the session:

Safety – General Safety Rules

Factors to consider before starting work

Factors to consider during the execution of operations

Using the FLT safely

Cranes structure and types of cranes

The effect of the centre of gravity on stability

The capacity chart

Materials safety data sheets

Routine inspections and repairs

Inspections by a competent person

The use of clings

Wire ropes – Care and Maintenance

 

Case Studies:

A number of case studies involving crane accidents are discussed to warn participants against taking necessary risks.

 

Legal:

It is a legal requirement to train workers required to operate such work equipment and machinery under legal notice 282 of 2004, regulations 3 (3.2) and 9 (a). Worker Training is also a generic requirement under Legal Notice 36 of 2003, Regulation 4 (3)