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WHSC launches new Industrial Cranes, Hoists and Rigging operator training

WHSC launches new Industrial Cranes, Hoists and Rigging operator training
Overheads cranes, hoists and their rigging components are essential to the operation of many industrial workplaces. The safe operation of these equipment demands specialized skills and knowledge in order to prevent incidents which may endanger the health and safety of workers.
To help ensure operators receive adequate health and safety training the WHSC has developed two new training programs aimed at workers in industrial settings. These programs consist of in-class training plus hands-on practical instruction.
The first program is a six-hour Industrial Cranes, Hoists and Rigging training program. Participants of this program will come away with knowledge and practical tools necessary to recognize and assess hazards associated with overhead cranes, hoists and rigging operations. The training will also provide participants with information they can use to help implement adequate control measures and safe work procedures in order to improve workplace health and safety.
The second program is a four-hour training program entitled, Industrial Cranes, Hoists and Rigging—Refresher and designed for participants who need to update their knowledge after having participated in the six-hour training course.
In the classroom participants will discuss different types of industrial cranes and their components. In addition to learning about associated hazards and controls, participants will also discuss in detail:
  • Duties of workplace parties and the right to refuse unsafe work
  • Safe work load and related capacity
  • Factors that affect load capacity and how to calculate a safe work load
  • Basic steps necessary to determine sling type required for safe lift.

During the practicum participants will discuss safe work procedures and demonstrate:
  • Hand signals for directing an operator during a lift
  • Correct inspection of rigging and sling fixtures
  • Correct rigging procedures
  • Inspection procedures for hoists and cranes
  • Safe lift procedures.

Both training programs are available for booking now by contacting a WHSC training service representative.
Visit the WHSC online Training Catalogue to where you can also Request a Quote for onsite delivery of these course.

Editor’s Note:
The WHSC is developing a soon-to-be-released mobile crane operator training program specific to the construction sector.
This program will replace the previous construction sector Cranes, Hoists and Rigging training program.