Lifting Operations

This training course is designed to provide delegates with a better knowledge and understanding of:

  • the management and principles relative to the safe execution of lifting and mechanical handling operations
  • safe use of cranes in the offshore/onshore environment
  • portable rigging equipment/accessories, rigging applications
  • inspection, selection, maintenance and thorough examination requirements of the equipment

Management of Lifting Operations

Establishment of safe systems of work encompassing:

  • Key elements of a management system
  • The sensitivities and limitations of the lifting equipment
  • Permissible duties and operational characteristics of the lifting equipment
  • Planning of the lifting operation
  • Selection and inspection of lifting equipment
  • Provision of suitably trained and competent personnel
  • Lifting equipment maintenance strategy
  • Suitable and sufficient procedures/risk assessments/TBT
  • Control of lifting operation by designated supervision

Task Risk Assessments

The process by which:

  • Parameters of tasks are defined
  • Lifting operation categorisation
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessing the task
  • Inclusion of suitable and sufficient control measures
  • Defining responsibility for the task
  • Defining supervision responsibilities

Planning the Lifting Operation

  • Identification of the lifting operation
  • Determining the scope of the lifting operation
  • Typical lifting operations guidelines/procedures
  • Work site assessment process
  • Categorisation of the lifting operation to reflect the risk and level of control required
  • Lifting team development of task risk assessment
  • Competent person development of suitable and sufficient lifting plans
  • The technical support input required to finalise the lifting plan
  • Conducting toolbox talks – what should be discussed
  • Allocation of responsibilities
  • Routine & non routine lifting operations
  • Stages in performing the lifting operation
  • Post job debrief and learning points

Training & Competence

  • Occupational training standards
  • Key training & competency stages to achieve full competence
  • Crane Operator training/competence standards
  • Banksman/Slinger training/competence standards
  • Rigger training/competence standards
  • Lifting Operations Supervisor training/competence standards
  • Responsibilities of personnel involved in the lifting operation

Lifting Plan Review & Endorsement

What the Technical Authority/Responsible Person should ascertain when reviewing/endorsing lifting plans (list not exhaustive):

  • identification of hazards have been risk assessed
  • suitable control measures are in place
  • lifting equipment is correctly rated and certified with all
  • accessories and lift points visually checked
  • availability of certified lifting points
  • process to be followed when using uncertified lifting points
  • trained and competent personnel to carry out the lifting operation
  • de-rating of equipment/accessories (included angles etc)
  • the load path has been selected and cleared of obstructions and/or conflicting operations
  • the lay down area(s) are adequate in both size and load
  • bearing capacity
  • suitable materials available for protection of the load/equipment
  • barriers are positioned and/or suitable warnings issued to prevent unauthorised access
  • confirm the lay down area is within the operating range of the crane
  • weather conditions and their effect on the safety of the lift have
  • been taken into consideration
  • has a meeting been held to discuss plan, do all personnel involved fully understand the plan and has all relevant information been passed on to all parties?

Inspection, Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Loose Lifting Equipment/Accessories

  • Pre-use checks/inspection criteria which should be undertaken
  • In–service checks/inspection criteria
  • Identification of defect equipment/accessories
  • Discard criteria for equipment/accessories
  • Thorough examination process for equipment/accessories
  • Markings & certification requirements for equipment/accessories

Control of Loose Lifting Equipment/Accessories

  • Best practice in rigging loft management
  • Rigging loft inventory
  • Rigging loft certification package
  • Rigging loft register
  • Rigging loft “T” card systems
  • Criteria for post use inspections
  • Quarantined equipment procedure

Practical Element (Loose Lifting Equipment)

  • Practical demonstration of safe use of equipment by Training Instructor
  • Delegates hands on installation/safe use of rigging equipment/accessories
  • Delegates hands on operation transferring loads using portable lifting equipment

Cranes & Crane Operations

  • Introduction to offshore/onshore cranes and their safe use
  • Common types of power, transmission and control systems & failure mode effect
  • Crane safety devices, their purpose and their safe use
  • Rated Capacity Indicators, safe use inspection and care
  • Gross overload protection systems, safe use inspection and care
  • Introduction to static lifting operations – problems encountered
  • Effect of dynamic lifting operations – problems encountered
  • The management of safe use of cranes in the offshore/onshore industry
  • Crane, deck, supply vessel safety interface
  • Standard Banksman hand signals/radio communications and protocol for lifting operations

Crane Inspection, Maintenance & Thorough Examination

  • Typical planned crane maintenance routine strategy
  • Typical crane pre-start checks
  • Typical crane pre-operational checks
  • Typical crane weekly/monthly routines
  • Thorough examination process
  • Written scheme of thorough examination
  • Crane certification
  • Competence of maintenance personnel and examination engineers

Practical Element (Crane Operations)

This practical element consists of delegates being introduced to typical crane types and given a practical introduction to the crane systems, safety devices, load bearing components and crane operating techniques. Historical evidence points to the learning benefits to be derived from delegates having the opportunity to operate the crane (un-laden) under the direct supervision of the training instructor. They gain valuable knowledge and insight from both the operator and load handler perspective.

Theoretical Examination

As this is a certificated training course, delegates will be required to complete the multi-choice theoretical question paper and achieve a minimum result of 80% for certification purposes.


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