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Basic Lifting and Slinging

Slinging and Lifting

Course Code: SLING1

Course Duration: 1 Day


This course is designed to be used for experienced and novice operators.

This course is designed to train delegates in safe lifting and slinging techniques. It makes delegates aware of their legal responsibilities and takes them through a safe system of work.

It introduces them to the lifting tackle in a way that is thorough yet easily understood and explains the importance of understanding and adhering to the Safe Working Load of all equipment involved with a lift. Safe working procedures for items such as eyebolts, shackles, chain shortening clutches and lifting beams is included along with chain, man-made fibre and wire rope slings of 1 to 4 legs.

Delegates will learn the importance of sling angles and be shown how to calculate the actual tension borne by sling legs during a lift.

Elements covered

  • „Why we train„ Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • „Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998
  • „Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • „Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • „Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • „Personal protective equipment
  • „Accidents and associated risks
  • „Personal risk assessment
  • „Lifting tackle
  • „Slings and slinging
  • „Crane signals
  • „Basic engineering principles
  • „Pre-use checks and reporting defects
  • „Safe system of work
  • „Full practical training
  • „Theory, pre-use checks and practical testing on the equipment

Criteria required for training to commence

  • †Classroom for theory with table chairs and an electrical socket
  • Appropriate lifting tackle in sound condition and in date for thorough examination as per LOLER regulations
  • †Crane or other lifting device in safe working order
  • †Safe practical training area
  • Suitable loads to use during training
  • †Range of lifting accessories as will be used in the workplace

A two day version of this course is available,  with this longer course a greater variety of loads can be planned and lifted.  The two day version is recommended where load turning will be undertaken.

Contact Us

FTT (GB) Limited
Glen Farm,
EX14 2GY
Tel: 08454 303 388
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Tel: 01404 41294
Fax: 08715 603 388
Email: enquiries@FTTonline.com


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