TARGET AUDIENCE: Safety Engineers, Lift Engineers, Lift supervisors, Crane operators, Riggers, Signalmen.

SCOPE: Learners attending thislearning program will learn how to use lifting tackle and lifting machines in a safe and effective manner

Chapters covered:
1.Rigging: Types of under crane hook rigging hardware, primarily, Hooks, Shackles and slings. Types of slinging hitches and their respective loading factors. Proper rigging and loading of slings. Thumb rulesfor determining approximate capacities of load chain and wire rope slingsfrom physical measurement of the diameters. Daily inspection criteria for slings. Rejection criteria for wire ropes, load chains, wire rope slings, load chain slings and textile slings. Types of hooks and shackles. Importance of Centre of Gravity of load. Loading of hooks and shackles. Daily inspection criteria for hooks and shackles. Rejection criteria for hooks and shackles. Short reference to eyebolts, plate lifting clamps and turnbuckles.

2. Safe use of mobile cranes:
Types of mobile cranes. : Hazards associated with mobile cranes. Proper distancesto be maintained from live wires. Major components. Understanding load charts and Range diagrams. Proper setting up with relation to ground pressure of different type of soils. Proper sizing of cribbing material under outrigger pads or crawler pads, as the case may be. Attachment of wire ropes onto mobile crane booms and winches with special mention of the required length of wire rope. Tag line features. Effect of wind on loaded cranes.
Tandem Lifting hazards. Apart from the above essential safety in operation of chain pulley blocks, tower cranes, personnel baskets will also be covered in the program. The above mentioned training program is a classroom training program. For practical hands-on training the program would extend into the second day with the same being conducted on equipment arranged by you at your site. CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION shall be awarded to the candidates who attend the full duration of the program.