Lorry Mounted Crane Training (Hiab)

Lorry Mounted Crane Training (Hiab)

The safe and efficient use of a Hydraulic Lorry Mounted Crane and the handling of loads, is dependent on the supply of good equipment and the skills and knowledge of the person operating the machine. Whilst experience on this type of machine is important, it is essential the operator receives correct formal training in the safe operating practices. There are many different types of Lorry Mounted Cranes and different typed of attachments. It is therefore essential that operators are familiar with the specific machines that they will be required to operate and the working knowledge and potential hazards of this equipment. Without this training the operator will be working with a degree of ignorance and therefore will be a risk to themselves and others. Upon completion of training and proving your skill, ability and knowledge to operate a Lorry Mounted
Crane to the standard required, you will be issued with a certificate of basic training.

Each year many accidents occur involving vehicle mounted cranes and associated slinging applications. Some of these are fatal and in many cases accidents can be attributed to lack of formal training or the operator not adhering to the recognised safe practices. It therefore follows that to ensure safe systems of work the first step must be training, the second is for the operator to put this training into practice at all times, developing safe working practices as a habit and not just for the test.

Our one day training course and testing consists of

Reasons for training
HASAWA 1974 Employers and Employees Duties
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs 1998 (PUWER)
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regs 1998 (LOLER)
Powers of Inspection
Types of Sling
Markings on slings
Angles and SWL reduction
Weight establishment
Safe slinging operations
Pre-use inspection
Safe positioning of vehicle/use of outriggers
Manoeuvring crane
Manoeuvring loads (practical)
Isolation of equipment
Contact with electricity - emergency procedure
Practical test
Theory test

All successful candidates will receive a certificate of basic training and an ID card with their photo on to carry with them at all times to prove competence when and where required.