Practical Safe Lifting Practice and Maintenance

THE WORKSHOP

This very timely workshop has been put together by an expert in the area  of lifting practice and equipment who has observed and studied the problems in working with loads. In two concentrated days you will have the distillation of his experience of over 30 years in this sometimes dangerous and demanding field. Lifting equipment refers to both the lifting tackle as well as lifting machines.

This is a practical participative workshop using sample slings and components; new and old to practically demonstrate features and correct use. Videos and posters in the workshop room are used to reinforce the material covered in the comprehensive 300 page manual which will act as a reference for your work for years to come. Case studies throughout the workshop which emphasise past  experience give you a solid practical bias to the workshop. You will also do simple calculations on various lifting and loading situations.

It should be emphasised that all loads are dangerous – a 50 kg load will kill or maim as surely as a 5 tonne load if dropped from a 1 metre distance. Safety is not negotiable therefore this workshop drives home the point that if you use correct lifting equipment correctly and safely, your operators and personnel are well trained and in compliance with the local legislation as well as a total safe lifting program you will have a productive work force.

This workshop is not a replacement for that of a full rigger’s course but it will teach  you in two days what most people will take years to learn and make you a far safer and more productive person on the shopfloor.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Artisans and apprentices
  • Health and safety representatives
  • Inspectors of lifting equipment
  • Lifting equipment operators
  • Lifting equipment sales engineers
  • Lifting equipment service providers
  • Maintenance and project managers
  • Plant engineers and technicians
  • Plant foreman and supervisors
  • Rigging personnel and contractors
  • Safety officer and loss control personnel

CONTENT SUMMARY

REGISTRATION AND INTRODUCTION

  • Safe lifting statement
  • Why training is essential
  • Lifting pyramid triangle

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SAFE LIFTING PRACTICE

  • Common causes of accidents
  • Employers responsibilities
  • Operators responsibilities
  • Suppliers responsibilities
  • Suppliers risk assessment of product
  • The lift - general procedure
  • A 20 point guide in planning and conducting the lift
  • Elements of a Total Safe Lifting Program (TSLP) 8 points
  • Lifting equipment definitions, Pm 20
    Case study

BASIC RIGGING PRACTICE

  • Fundamentals

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicable legislation
  • Industry: OHS act, DMR 18
  • Mines: minerals act 
  • Practical implementation of these regulations  
  • All regulations in the acts, and how these regulations need  to be implemented in practice
    Case study

THE LOAD

  • Load estimation
  • Centre of gravity
  • Balance
  • Angles
  • Load ratings: trigonometric and uniform methods
    Calculation exercise

CRANE SIGNALS

LIFTING TACKLE (I.E. CHAIN, STEEL WIRE ROPE AND TEXTILE WEBBING)

  • Comparisons of types
  • Features and benefits of types
  • Typical applications
  • Sling configurations
    Calculation exercise

LIFTING MACHINES

  • Types
  • Methods of operation i.e. gear train
  • Overload indicators
  • Limit switches
  • Assessing the operation and safe use of lifting machines (note: 35 points)
    Case study

THEORY OF INSPECTION OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT

MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE

CHAIN SLINGS

  • Qualities of chain
  • Types of chain
  • Specifications
  • Traceability
  • Heat treatment
  • Protective coatings
  • Configurations of slings
  • Certification
  • Markings
  • Inspection
  • Safe and correct use
  • Storage and maintenance
    Calculation exercise

STEEL WIRE ROPE SLINGS

  • Rope construction
  • Types of ropes
  • Splices
  • Types of slings
  • Accessories
  • Correct and safe use
  • Inspection of ropes
  • Storage and maintenance
    Case study

TEXTILE SLINGS

  • Types of textile fabric used
  • Types of slings i.e. endless roundslings and flat woven webbing slings          
  • Identification and marking
  • Typical applications
  • Specifications, identification and markings
  • Stitching
  • Colour coding
  • Safe and correct use
  • Inspection and maintenance
    Case study

SLING COMPONENTS

  • Hooks
  • Shackles
  • Terminal fittings
  • Eye bolts
  • Plate clamps
  • Lifting points
  • Correct and safe use, identification, markings and quality
    Case study

LIFTING MACHINES

  • Types and use i.e. hand and electric chain hoists, lever hoists, cable winches, pendant controlled overhead cranes
  • Correct and safe use
  • Inspection procedures for various types
  • Records and maintenance
    Case study

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