Crane / Lift Supervisor

NPORS Crane / Lift Supervisor (N405) Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

• Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a crane / lift supervisor
• Explain the importance of locating and identifying different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and functions
• Demonstrate how to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
• Explain and demonstrate diverse types of communication methods used for lifting purposes
• Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service
• Explain the function and use of the RCIs and anti-collision systems and use the information provided
• Explain setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for diverse types of lifting equipment and lifts
• Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions and identify overhead hazards
• Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using different lifting scenarios
• Explain the importance of checking the security of various types of loads and lifting accessories, explain the procedures ensuring load balance and integrity
• Supervise the movement of loads to different types of locations using different methods of communication
• Explain all Environmental considerations and explain how factors such as the external area to the lift zone can affect the planning of the lifting operation
• Carry out all out-of –service and securing procedures

Who should attend?

This course will enable you to undertake the duties of a crane supervisor as defined by the appointed person.

You will learn how to comply with legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice and industrial requirements.

Entry Requirements

For learners applying for the NPORS CSCS Card, or for those requiring the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.

Experienced operators should have sufficient experience of cranes to meet the requirements specified in British standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

Max Ratio Novice CourseNovice Course DurationMax number of novice testsMax number of refresher testsMax number of experienced worker tests
6:1:13 days661 Day Refresher