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    Load Slinging and Communication during Crane Operations

People who attend this course are able to: inspect and evaluate lifting gear, identify hazards; prepare and sling regular loads; and communicate during crane operations.

This course ensures your company is legislatively compliant. You will have met the requirements of the Health and safety at Work Act (HSW Act), and your staff will have been made aware of the relevant Codes of Practice and guidelines relevant to load slinging and communicating during crane operations.

Course Overview
Both theory and practical lessons covering the following:
  • Health and Safety legislative requirements.
  • Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with the PCA Crane Safety Manual for Operators/Users, the HSW Act Codes of Practice, and company procedures.
  • The care, use and maintenance of the lifting equipment.
  • Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations.
  • The lift plan is confirmed with the people involved and people in the area.
  • Hazards from swinging and spinning loads are identified, and controls are put in place in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are used in accordance with the PCA Crane Safety Manual for Operators/Users.
  • Audible communication is carried out in accordance with the relevant HSW Act Codes of Practice, PCA Crane Safety Manual for Operators/Users, and company procedures.
  • Crane movements are directed to minimise risks in accordance with company procedures.
  • Sling and lift regular loads.

NZQA Unit Standard
3789     Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations

Attendance Numbers      Minimum of 4, maximum of 4 per trainer 
Course Duration             1 to 2 days depending on trainee's experience

Entry Criteria
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.

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