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Overhead Crane Operation

Scope (Target Audience)
The Course is designed anyone involved in operating an Overhead Crane.

At the end of the course the delegate should be able to –
 Understand safety regulations regarding the use of cranes.
 Understand basic crane operating principles.
 Understand limitations in lifting capacity.
 To be aware of the effect of sling angles on the S.W.L./W.L.L.
 Understand how to perform pre-use checks.
 Understand basic overhead crane operation.
Understand limitations in lifting capacity.

Course Content
The syllabus covers:
 Principles of operation – Introduction to the operating controls. Principal parts of an overhead crane
 Pre-operation checks – Safety checks which must be completed before each working shift.
 Fault reporting system – What to do in the event of finding faults on equipment
 Lifting Capacity – What a crane will lift safely, and how it can be overloaded.
 Observation and Hazards – Looking out for the safety of others, and other work hazards
 Load stability, centre of gravity – Assessing how to attach the load for stability, looking at the attachment of the load. Centralising the hook block over
the centre of gravity.
 Signaling/Communication – Setting up a line and system of communication. Hand signals (radio)
 Slings, Lifting accessories – The different types of slings and lifting accessories. Identification marks, colour codes
 Practical checks (slings) – Checking for faults in lifting tackle. Fault finding and reporting
 Practical use of crane – Using the crane to lift loads, safely move and set down loads
 Equipment checks.(slings) – Checking for faults in lifting tackle. Fault finding and reporting.

Assessment –Theory
Ongoing verbal assessment through the session.
Written tests

Assessment – Practical
Observed use of the crane controls, marked against the set objectives.
Working in accordance with Lifting Equipment Technical Regulation QP-001-Rev 5

No prior experience necessary.

Certification & Approvals
Q.I.S.C. certification.

Course Duration
1 Day Theory and Practical training

Maximum Number of Delegates
Maximum 8

Held at Qatar International Safety Centre Premises, If held at customers premises classroom crane and lifting equipment must be available, (crane/lifting
equipment must be tested with certificates)

Items to bring
 Full P.P.E
 Safety Hat
 Safety glasses
 Ear protection (if necessary)
 Coveralls
 Leather gloves
 Safety foot wear
 High visibility vest

Should be fit and agile, good eyesight.
All delegates will be asked to complete a standard medical questionnaire prior to the course.
All delegates must have relevant site specific authorisation passes

Dates and Cost
Given on request.