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Slinging & Lifting

Course Aim

To train delegates in safe slinging techniques. It will make them aware of their legal responsibilities and takes them through a safe system of work. It introduces them to the lifting tackle in a way that is thorough yet easily understood and explains the importance of understanding and adhering to the Safe Working Load of all equipment involved with a lift. Safe working procedures for items such as eyebolts, shackles, chain shortening clutches and rigging screws are included along with chain, man- made fibre and wire rope slings of 1 to 4 legs. A range of specialist lifting accessories from plate clamps to vacuums can also be included. Delegates will learn the importance of sling angles and correct load attachment and will be taught load weight estimation techniques.

Course Content

Why we train
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Accidents and associated risks
Personal risk assessment
Load weight estimation calculations
Lifting equipment types and uses
Slings and slinging – uniform and trigonometric load rating methods, sling markings, chain, fibre and wire rope slings, 1, 2, 3 & 4 leg sling usage and modes of use
Storage of lifting accessories
Crane signals
Pre-use checks and reporting defects
Safe system of work
Full practical training
Theory, pre-use checks and practical testing on the equipment

Facilities and Equipment Required

Courses are accredited by AITT and ran in partnership with an approved third party supplier

  • Classroom for theory with table, chairs and an electrical socket
  • Calculators, pens, paper for trainees to work out load weights
  • Appropriate lifting accessories in sound condition and in date for thorough examination as per LOLER regulations
  • Crane or other lifting device in safe working order and in date for thorough examination as per LOLER regulations
  • Safe practical training area
  • Suitable loads to use during training
  • Range of lifting accessories as will be used in the workplace
  • Ensure you have available on the day of training an operator who is certificated on the equipment you are training on in conjunction with – e.g. overhead crane, lorry loader, telehandler, counterbalance and any other. This delegate must be completely separate from the course and must not be participating in the training
  • Classroom & Practical Training
  • Client Site
  • 1 day
  • 6:1
  • 3 years certification
  • £1230 per course plus £6.50 per person AITT registration
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