The Overhead Gantry Crane training course (OHC) delivered by Lift A Load Training ensure successful candidates have the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in safely operating an OHC.
The course consists of explanatory theory lessons and practical demonstrations including exercises, all of which are supported by the use of power point presentations and safety DVDs detailing:
- Current relevant Health and Safety Regulations
- Introduction to machine
- Controls and instruments
- Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems (where applicable)
- Slinging and operating to signaller’s signs
- Methods of extending / reducing the jib length (where applicable)
- Effects of shock loading
- Operator Code of Safe Practice
By the end of the course the successful candidates will be able to carry out a safe pre-shift inspection and be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice. They will also be able to operate the crane safely in response to given tasks using the pendant where applicable, as well as respond to, and work with, a Slinger using recognised hand signals. We also ensure all candidates have a thorough understanding of their individual responsibilities under current and relevant health and safety legislation, whilst also being able to safely recognise the defects and hazards that affect crane motions.
On successful completion of the courses, the candidates will be issued a Lift A Load Training in-house certification or an accreditation certificate.