Overhead Travelling Crane Training

Overhead Travelling Crane Training
/ Slinging Banksman

Because of the possible serious consequences of failure within a lifting operation these operations have been controlled by legislation for a very long time. In the past these controls had grown into a tangled mess, applied in some areas of industry, ignored in others. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) changed this with the introduction of a single set of regulations to cover all lifting operations in all work situations. LOLER will be applicable wherever lifting operations using lifting equipment take place and as with all modern legislation, comes complete with an approved code of practice and guidance notes. In addition to this lifting legislation there are also general regulations which are applicable across all industry sectors and which impose requirements on lifting equipment and its use. For example, the general provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) and parts of the following regulations apply to lifting equipment and its use:
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Our experienced Instructors can make all this legislation make sense to you and even advise you on what you need to comply. One thing the law makes clear is that all operators of work equipment must be trained. We can do this for you and it doesn't cost as much as you think. Please contact us for a quote.

Experience Number of trainees Number of days required
None - total novice 1 - 6 2 Days
Some experience
but no certificate
1 - 6 1 Day
Trained and tested 1, 2 or 3 1 day refresher/retest




Our training course and testing consists of

Introduction 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/accessories

Markings on Slings

Angles and SWL reduction

Weight establishment

Safe Slinging operations

Pre-use inspection

Banksman Signals (BS7121)

Slinging loads (practical)

Manoeuvring loads (practical)

Isolation of equipment

Theory test

Practical test