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Certified Lifting & Rigging Equipment

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About the course

The course will train delegates in the principles of banking a crane using hand and radio signals, in the correct slinging of different types of loads, in the safety precautions to be taken whilst working with cranes and rigging equipment, and in the inspection and use of all associated equipment. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training program content.

This course will certify the delegates as a “Certified Lifting and Rigging Officer”.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the relevant regulations pertaining to lifting operations (e.g. LOLER and PUWER)
  • Assess loads in terms of their weight and centre of gravity
  • Understand SWLs and color coding
  • Carryout pre-use inspections on equipment used in rigging and slinging to ensure safe lifting
  • Sling loads and ensure they are secure and ready for lifting
  • Identify the correct hand and radio signals to be used
  • Apply the correct use of different lifting equipment (e.g. chain blocks, tirfors, slings, shackles and chains)
  • Recognize the correct packing and stowage of containers, half heights and correct securing methods
  • Identify all the safety precautions to be taken whilst working with cranes and rigging equipment in terms of issues such as safe stances

Course Outline

Day 1

Theory and Practice

  • Fiber rope
  • Knots
  • Flexible steel ropes
  • Slinging
  • Mass weights
  • Lifting & Slinging
  • Safety

Day 2

Theory and Practice (cont’d)

  • Basic crane operations
  • Safe operations on deck
  • Safe operations with cranes
  • Where applicable:- local Risk Assessment & Method Statements
  • Relevant legal requirements and published guidance material
  • Introduction to the different types of lifting gear, their functions, limitations and reasons for possible failure
  • Routine care, inspection, maintenance and reporting of defects - information will be given on the criteria for rejection (although it is not expected that the trainees will have sufficient knowledge or experience to be able to act as 'Competent Persons' to carry out thorough examinations)

Day 3

Theory and Practice (cont’d)

  • Assessment of loads, Including estimation of weights and centre of gravity
  • Selection, correct use and practice in the use of appropriate lifting gear, including methods of slinging, the methods of rating for multi-legged slings
  • The concepts of working load limit and safe working load, interpretation of markings and de-rating of lifting gear for any particular adverse conditions of use
  • Signaling methods, Including the recognized code of manual signals
  • Record keeping to the extent that this will be the slinger's responsibility
  • Assessment

Day 4

  • Rigging Selection
  • Rigging Use & Inspection
  • Load Weight Estimation
  • Center of Gravity
  • Load Distribution
  • Sling Tension (same elevation)
  • Load Control
  • Signals & Tag Lines

Day 5

  • Chain Fall & Load Drifting
  • Load Turning
  • Levers, Jacking, & Rolling
  • Off-level Pick Points
  • Accident Case Study
  • Rigging for the Great Outdoors

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for lifting equipment operators, inspectors of lifting equipment, rigging personnel and contractors, maintenance and project managers, plant managers and technicians and maintenance mechanical engineers, supervisors & foremen, safety program managers and all personnel involved in rigging and slinging operations.

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