LEEA Accredited - Crane / Lift Supervisor

Course Description

The LEEA Accredited Crane Supervisor / Lift Supervisor training is personnel who are required to undertake the duties of an Crane / Lift Supervisor during lifting operations.

Why choose this course?

Enrolling in our LEEA Accredited - Crane / Lift Supervisor course opens the door to a wealth of benefits. Here's why you should consider this training course.

Industry Recognized Certification: This course offers a LEEA Crane / Lift Supervisor certificate, which is respected globally. This validation attests to your expertise and skills, making you an attractive candidate for employers around the world.

In-depth and Practical Training: Our Crane / Lift Supervisor course is meticulously structured to offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing trainees for real-life situations. You'll acquire practical skills in crane and lift supervision that you can utilize immediately in your professional environment.

Expert Trainers: Our instructors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the field. They aren't merely teaching the course – they've worked in the industry, ensuring you gain insights from those thoroughly familiar with the nuances of crane and lift supervision.

Safety-Focused: Safety is of the utmost importance in the industry, and our course emphasizes safe operational procedures. We'll provide you with the essential knowledge to minimize accident risks and enhance safety in your workplace.

LEEA Standards: As a LEEA-accredited course, our training is in line with the most rigorous industry standards. You'll be learning the latest, industry-relevant practices that employers value highly.

Career Advancement: This accreditation is a significant asset for your career progression, providing opportunities for roles that require this unique set of skills. Distinguish yourself in the job market with a LEEA Crane / Lift Supervisor certificate.

Enroll today, and set yourself apart in the industry with the advanced knowledge and skills acquired from our course.

Who is the course for?

The LEEA Accredited Crane Supervisor / Lift Supervisor training is personnel who are required to undertake the duties of an Crane / Lift Supervisor during lifting operations.

What certificate will i receive?

Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with a LEEA Accredited Certificate, valid for 3 years.

What can the course lead to?

LEEA accredited training can lead to a number of onshore construction sector rigging roles, internationally.

Learners, after serving some time, may choose to progress from Crane / Lift Supervisor to Appointed Person Training.

What is the duration of the course?

The optimum ‘contact time’ for this training programme is seen as 24 hours over 3 consecutive days.

Optimum contact time is based on the maximum number of learners attending.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no pre-requisites for this training course.

Training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. Learners must either:

1. Complete a GSS medical screening form prior to attendance.

What does the course cover?

The aim and objectives of the Crane Supervisor / Lift Supervisor training is to provide the knowledge to enable learners to undertake the duties of an appointed person for lifting operations.

Course Summary

Theory Topics:

1. An introduction to the course syllabus, with an explanation of the importance of training;

2. The relevant legal requirements, including those to do with crane construction, maintenance, thorough examination, documentation, record keeping and use;

3. The different responsibilities of all the individuals involved with a lifting operation;

4. An introduction to different types of lifting equipment applicable to the course being delivered, such as loader cranes, mobile cranes, crawler cranes, lifting gantries, and overhead travelling cranes;

5. A more detailed introduction to cranes, explaining the purpose of all main components, including the location and function of controls, instruments, indicators and safety devices;

6. The principles of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems as they are relevant to the safe operation cranes;

7. Pre-operational checks, reporting and operator level maintenance in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction;

8. Site surveys and identification of hazards;

9. Risk assessments and method statements;

10. The siting of the crane, including the assessment of strength and stability, and ground conditions, and the calculation of the distribution of the total load;

11. Drawings showing the area of the lifting operation, including the position of the crane, pick up and lay down locations, and immediate hazard;

12. The assessment of loads, including estimation of weights and centres of gravity, and their stability;

13. The assessment of lift categories, load complexities and environmental complexities;

14. Load charts and the selection of cranes for different duties;

15. Weather forecasts, measurement of wind speed and determining limiting wind speeds for erection of the crane and lifting operations;

16. Down-rating of lifting capacity for multiple lifting or lifting loads with large sail areas;

17. Good operating practices, including operation near other plant equipment, precautions near overhead lines, structures, etc.

18. Precautions to be taken when lifting persons;

19. Communication with site managers, principal contractors and others in the area of the planned lifting operation;

20. An introduction to the different types of lifting accessories, and their functions, limitations and potential causes of failure;

21. The routine care, inspection and maintenance of lifting accessories and reporting of defects, including the criteria for rejection and actions to be taken;

22. The selection and correct use of appropriate lifting accessories, including methods of slinging, the methods of rating for multi-legged slings, the concepts of working load limit and rated capacity, interpretation of markings and down-rating of lifting accessories for any particular adverse conditions of use;

23. Signalling methods, including the recognized code of hand signals;

24. Briefing of lifting team members in the details of the lift plan.

Practical Topics:

1. Carrying out a site survey to check that there have been no significant changes or additional hazards introduced from those identified in the lift plan;

2. Checking the access and egress routes of the crane from the lifting area;

3. Checking the load(s) to be lifted match the descriptions on the lift plan;

4. Checking that the crane and any lifting attachments provided match those selected in the lift plan, including the lifting capacities and physical dimensions of the crane;

5. Checking that the lifting accessories selected in the lift plan are present;

6. Checking reports of thorough examination for the crane, lifting attachments and accessories;

7. Checking that pre-use checks have been undertaken by the crane operator and slinger-signallers;

8. Checking that an exclusion zone has been established around the lifting area;

9. Briefing the lifting team (slinger-signaller and operator) on the details of the lift plan;

10. Supervising the siting and setting up of the crane in preparation for the lifting operation;

11. Checking that the crane has been set up in accordance with the lift plan;

12. Supervising the lifting operation;

13. Checking that the crane is stowed correctly and prepared for travel.

How is the course assessed?

Learners will be given a written examination which will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. The written assessment is closed book, and students must be able to demonstrate understanding of all key learning points.

Learners practical performance will be evaluated by direct observation during a safe lifting operations.

Course info

  • Certificate
  • LEEA Certificate - Valid for 3 years

  • Duration
  • 3.0 days

  • Who is it for
  • For personnel who are required to undertake the duties of an Crane / Lift Supervisor during lifting operations.

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