Surrey Overhead Crane Safety Training - Overhead crane safety training equips operators with knowledge and skills about crane safety precautions, materials handling, accident avoidance, and machinery and stock protection. Trainees would learn the kinds of overhead cranes, their capabilities and their uses in various industry environments. For operators who are trained and licensed, the shift in liability moves to the operator from the company. Therefore, the program emphasizes individual operator tasks.
The operators in the overhead safety training program would receive instruction on the proper techniques for performing checks: the pre-shift inspection and the more detailed in-depth inspection. These are vital every day routines which should be logged. Correctly recorded pre-shift checks help to protect the company from liability in case of an accident. Pre-shift checks also prevent accidents, damage and expensive repairs. Operators learn how to designate a particular individual to perform inspections, how to maintain the log book and how to report problems.
Checks must be performed regularly and documented correctly. The following must inspected while watching for usual problems: increase in the throat opening, hooks for cracks, degree of twist; hoist ropes for corrosion, worn wires, loss of diameter, broken wires, bird caging and kinks, heat and chemical damage; chains for gouges and nicks, cracks and corrosion, twists, excessive wear, distortion, stretching, pits, damage caused by extreme heat.
Operators learn right rigging methods in this course. Rigging includes understanding the manufacturer's data plate, determining the weight of materials to be lifted, choosing the gear, and utilizing safe practices to secure the load. The program cover in detail the following: safe working loads, and the capacities of chains, ropes, slings, hooks and shackles.
It is important to know who could utilize the cranes at your facility, the job's physical requirements, and operator qualifications required for permits and specialized job. Safety should be prioritized when using near pedestrian traffic.
Safe crane utilization involves responsibilities like checking for hydraulic leaks, undertaking visual inspections, testing the controls, checking the safety guards, examining the hoist rope and hook, limit switches and braking mechanisms. Correct reporting methods are important. These subject matters are all covered in depth in the program.
Proper moving and lifting procedures with hoists and cranes are covered in the program. Operators would become skilled in hand signals. Training involves how to raise the load, attach the load, abort a lift, set the load and unhook the slings.
Moving the load involves some steps: starting and stopping procedures, guiding and controlling the load, observing working conditions and working with signals. Operators should know how to proceed in case of a power failure. The program covers techniques for lowering the load and removing the slings, storage of equipment, parking the crane, and securing an indoor and outdoor crane.