This course is for people required to supervise safe systems of work using lifting equipment. It is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes. The course lasts 4 days.

This course will enable candidates to understand the role and responsibility of the Crane Supervisor. Following successful completion of the course, candidates will be able understand and follow safe systems of work for basic and standard lifting operations including risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation : LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation: crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts appreciation
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions appreciation
  • Understanding Safe Load Indicators and Safe Working Loads
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Understanding slinging techniques
  • Understanding down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Proximity hazards
  • Preparing a lift site in accordance with the AP's safe system of work