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Lifting Operations

We offer a range of courses covering crane operation, slinging, planning and supervising lifts.

Slinger Signaller

Slinger Signaller

A Slinger Signaller acts as the eyes and ears of the machine operator. They communicate using a range of signals, ensuring the safety of the load, operators, and any other ...
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Crane Supervisor

Crane Supervisor

A Crane Supervisor is responsible for supervising lifting operations and following the lift plan prepared by the Appointed Person.  They work as part of a team to ensure lifting operations ...
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Appointed Person for Lifting Operations

Appointed Person for Lifting Operations

An Appointed Person is responsible for the planning of lifting operations, taking into account the ground conditions, site access / egress, existing proximity hazards and any other ongoing construction work.  ...
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Overhead Crane

Overhead Crane

An Overhead Crane can be found in industrial environments and consists of parallel runways with a travelling bridge spanning the gap.  A hoist, the lifting component of a crane, travels ...
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Mobile Crane

Mobile Crane

A Mobile Crane is a crane mounted on crawlers or wheels.  They are designed for easy transport to a site and can be used for different types of load with ...
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Marine Knuckle Boom Crane (Sea Crane)

Marine Knuckle Boom Crane (Sea Crane)

A Knuckle Boom Crane looks similar to a standard crane, however the boom articulates at the 'knuckle' near the middle, letting it fold back like a finger.  This provides a ...
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Lorry Loader

Lorry Loader

A Lorry Loader, often known as a ‘HIAB’, uses hydraulic attachments to pick up and deposit materials onto a long bed at the rear of the vehicle.  Its swift operating ...
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SVQ Level 2 Controlling Lifting Operations Slinger Signaller

SVQ Level 2 Controlling Lifting Operations Slinger Signaller

This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment.  It covers areas such as slinging and signalling the movement of suspended loads; conforming to general workplace health, ...
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SVQ Level 3 Controlling Lifting Operations: Supervising Lifts (Crane Supervisor)

SVQ Level 3 Controlling Lifting Operations: Supervising Lifts (Crane Supervisor)

This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment.  It covers areas such as co-ordination and organising the control of work; allocating and monitoring the use of ...
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SQA Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Appointed Person)

SQA Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations: Planning Lifts (Appointed Person)

This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment.   It covers areas such as planning lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment; evaluating and selecting work methods; ...
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