Courses - Rigging & Lifting - Gantry Crane Operator

Duration: 1 day

Price: £695.00
Course Dates
This course has no scheduled dates and will be run at client request only. To send a booking request for this course, please fill in the form below. Please note that this course can only be run from client’s own premises/site so please indicate a preferred location for training within your enquiry.

The gantry crane operator training course is designed to teach individuals how to safely and effectively operate a gantry crane, a type of overhead crane that is supported by legs and used for handling materials in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and transportation.

The course will cover topics such as the parts and functions of a gantry crane, the principles of crane operation, and the proper techniques for lifting, moving, and placing loads. Participants will learn how to conduct pre-operational inspections, properly position the crane, and use hand signals or other communication methods to direct the movement of the load.

In addition to classroom-based instruction, the course may include a hands-on component, where participants have the opportunity to practice operating a gantry crane in a controlled environment. This helps them become familiar with the equipment and gain confidence in their ability to use it safely and effectively.

Overall, a gantry crane operator training course is an essential component of any program that requires the use of gantry cranes, and helps ensure that individuals are properly trained and qualified to operate the equipment safely and efficiently.

For some more information take a look at HSE’s page on Lifting Equipment at Work. 

Gantry Crane Operator Course Elements:

  • Introduction to the HASAWA 1974
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations S.I.2307
  • Provision and use of work equipment regulations S.I.2306 & other relevant legislation
  • BS7121 safe use of cranes
  • Preparation and use of lifting plans and risk assessments
  • Pre-use inspection of overhead crane
  • Pre-use inspection of lifting accessories
  • Assessment of load weights
  • Choosing correct slings and slinging methods for different load types
  • Appreciation of angles and tensions
  • Lifting, transfer and landing loads
  • Tag lines
  • Correct hand and radio signals
  • Correct use of controls
  • Correct travelling of crane and loads
  • Emergency shut down of crane
  • Written Test
    Practical Sessions:

  • Lift Plans (model)
  • Method Statements (model)
  • Toolbox Talks (model)
  • Team Work
  • Crane Operation
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Worksite Safety
  • Inspection of Equipment
  • Equipment Storage

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AquaTerra House,
Tofthills Avenue,
Midmill Business Park,
Kintore, Aberdeen,
UK, AB51 0QP

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