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Introduction to Load Slinging and Overhead Crane - Pendant Controlled - BLENDED


Price (Per Person): $550 + GST 
Company Booking: $2,700 + GST


This blended learning course has been designed for rigging and slinging personnel who work with various types of hoisting equipment. It is intended to provide you with knowledge of basic considerations and principles before you embark on practical hands-on raining to develop rigging and slinging skills. Rigging and slinging skills will be demonstrated in the effective and safe operation of an overhead crane.

NOTE: Practical assessments must be carried out in a crane workplace or equivalent.

Theory Phase

(E-Learning Phase)

  • Health and Safety legislative requirements
  • Outline procedures and requirements pertaining to the safe lifting practices of an overhead crane, including hazard control, and lift planning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting gear and Working Load Limit (WLL) tables
  • Describe terminology used for crane, hoist, and lifting equipment 
  • Explain care, use, and maintenance of the crane and lifting equipment. Covering pre-start checks, general service requirements, fault reporting, and inspection of lifting equipment.

Practical Phase

  • Sling, lift, travel, unload and place regular loads
  • Lifting equipment is selected (wire slings, chains, magnets, nylon straps, lifting beams, spreader bars), and the load is slung in accordance with company procedures
  • Load is lifted, moved, and unloaded or placed in accordance with the crane manufacturer’s instructions and company procedures
  • Crane is parked in accordance with company procedures
  • Equipment is stored in a safe and correct manner.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that trainees have at least three months experience working in an overhead crane workplace before attending the course. Trainees may attend the course without this experience but may be required to work for three months in a crane workplace before being awarded the unit standard.

Our Teaching Method

Blended delivery via e-learning and a short practical assessment supported by an experienced trainer. Following completion of the e-learning course trainees must complete a practical assessment. 

Note: Assessment must be carried out in a crane workplace using a suitable crane.

Special Note

To be assessed for these unit standards trainees must have access to a workplace operating an approved radio or pendant controlled overhead crane.

4 Hours

Middle Content

NZQA Unit Standard

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely

Use a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane to lift and place regular loads

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