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