Gantry / Overhead Crane / Hoists

Overhead Gantry Crane Operator Course

Gantry cranes are commonly used in many industrial applications. These are commonly 4 way, but can sometimes be only 2 way. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with maximum capacity anything from only 1 tonne, to over 100 tonnes. They can be operated by a pendent, or by using a remote control transmitter. There are also a number of types of hoist. These can be static, jib, or pillar jib types. Whatever your type of overhead crane we can offer the training you need.

Course content:

  • Legal obligations including HASAWA, PUWER, LOLER
  • Basic crane terminology
  • Selection of slings, and safe methods of slinging
  • Load types and dealing with problem loads
  • Precautions and crane signals
  • Theoretical course content and summary theoretical knowledge testing
  • Practical skills testing

Course Duration:

Course duration will vary dependent on type of machine used, number of candidates, and complexity of operation, but will usually be between 1 and 2 days.
Number of candidates limited to 4 per course for novice operators, and up to 6 per course for candidates undertaking refresher training.