Boat crane

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Lifting operations can be hazardous unless the correct practices and equipment is used and responsibility for the correct operation may rest with the operator.

Extensive regulations surround the use of lifting equipment, this course is ideal for anyone who uses or will be using a MHOC (a boat crane, pier crane or combined boat and pier crane). Course duration is dependant upon previous experience/certification, and could be 1, 2 or 3 days.

1 Day boat crane course details

What will you get from it?

When you’ve taken this training, you will:

  • Know a range of tasks for which the loader/crane is capable.
  • Understand the legislation and safety requirements necessary for the use of the loader and loading system.
  • Understand the purpose of the machine components, their functions and controls.
  • Explain the safe working load, its attachments and any ancillary equipment used.
  • Demonstrate correct work planning for loading operations including ability to recognise conditions that limit the loading procedure and use of assistant.
  • Carry out routine pre-use inspection of the loader and the base machine including the lifting accessories and equipment.
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance procedures for the machine to prescribed standards.
  • Demonstrate effective operation of the crane controls.
  • Set the loader crane in transport/park position (and manoeuvre the machine if appropriate).
  • Load and unload products within safe working parameters.
  • Stack produce to a prescribed standard.
  • Secure the load for transport.
  • Inspect the machine after use and prepare for transport or storage.

Course sessions:

Sessions for this training include:

  • Health and safety
  • PUWER and LOLER
  • Components used in lifting operations
  • Attachments and accessories
  • Safe working load
  • Risk management
  • The landing area
  • The lifting plan
  • Signalling
  • Pre-use checks
  • Loading a boat or barge
  • MHOC use with tipping body vehicles and trailers
  • Electricity
  • Permit to work
  • Lifting accessories.

2 Day boat crane course details

What will you get from it?

When you’ve taken this training, you will:

  • Know a range of tasks for which the loader/crane is capable.
  • Understand the legislation and safety requirements necessary for the use of the loader and loading system.
  • Understand the purpose of the machine components, their functions and controls.
  • Explain the safe working load, its attachments and any ancillary equipment used.
  • Demonstrate correct work planning for loading operations including ability to recognise conditions that limit the loading procedure and use of assistant.
  • Carry out routine pre-use inspection of the loader and the base machine including the lifting accessories and equipment.
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance procedures for the machine to prescribed standards.
  • Demonstrate effective operation of the crane controls.
  • Set the loader crane in transport/park position (and manoeuvre the machine if appropriate).
  • Load and unload products within safe working parameters.
  • Stack produce to a prescribed standard.

Course sessions:

Sessions for this training include:

  • Health and safety
  • PUWER and LOLER
  • Components used in lifting operations
  • Attachments and accessories
  • Safe working load
  • Risk management
  • The landing area
  • The lifting plan
  • Signalling
  • Loading a boat or barge
  • MHOC use with tipping body vehicles and trailers
  • Electricity
  • Permit to work
  • Lifting accessories
  • Pre-use checks.

3 Day boat crane course details

What will you get from it?

When you’ve taken this training, you will:

  • Know a range of tasks for which the loader/crane is capable.
  • Understand the legislation and safety requirements necessary for the use of the loader and loading system.
  • Understand the purpose of the machine components, their functions and controls.
  • Explain the safe working load, its attachments and any ancillary equipment used.
  • Demonstrate correct work planning for loading operations including ability to recognise conditions that limit the loading procedure and use of assistant.
  • Carry out routine pre-use inspection of the loader and the base machine including the lifting accessories and equipment.
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance procedures for the machine to prescribed standards.
  • Demonstrate effective operation of the crane controls.
  • Set the loader crane in transport/park position (and manoeuvre the machine if appropriate).
  • Load and unload products within safe working parameters.
  • Stack produce to a prescribed standard.
  • Secure the load for transport.
  • Inspect the machine after use and prepare for transport or storage.

Course sessions:

Sessions for this training include:

  • Health and safety
  • PUWER and LOLER
  • Components used in lifting operations
  • Attachments and accessories
  • Safe working load
  • Risk management
  • The landing area
  • The lifting plan
  • Signalling
  • Pre-use checks
  • Loading a boat or barge
  • MHOC use with tipping body vehicles and trailers
  • Electricity
  • Permit to work
  • Lifting accessories.