Overhead Gantry Crane


1-2 Day[s]

Course Code:


Who's it for:

Delegates requiring training in the processes involved in operating an overhead travelling crane in the workplace.


Aims and benefits:

The aim of this course is to train delegates in the safe and effective use of
overhead gantry cranes within a workplace environment. [i.e. warehouse]

Course Content:

  • Operating the crane safely in accordance with the manufacturers
  • handbook and demonstrate knowledge of the concepts set out in the
  • Approved Codes of Practice
  • Demonstrate a competent understanding of the cranes controls and
  • proper use of the lifting tackle
  • Estimate / Determine the weight of loads / Centre of gravity
  • Use appropriate crane signals and communications
  • Types of lifting tackle and their applications [Ability to select appropriate
  • lifting tackle]
  • Methods of slinging and lifting as well as an appreciation for the angles
  • of a lift.
  • Isolating faulty equipment / Procedures for fault reporting
  • Methods to protect loads from damage
  • Attaching lifting equipment to slings / Carrying out a test lift / How to
  • plan a lift

Training Methods:

  • Practical Aspect
  • Classroom/Tutorials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Practical Test
  • Written Test
  • In House Certification upon successful completion of course

Where Next?:

  • NPORS Accreditation also available subject to training and testing
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