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Excavator as a Crane

N100

Excavator as a Crane
December 20, 2015 simonlong
In Courses, Cranes & Lifting

Please be aware that you must already hold a recognised excavator operator’s card to enable you to add this category to your remit.

Course Overview

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular Harness / Fall Arrest to be used.
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain Safe Working Loads, Lifting capacity chart and explain different lifting configurations and working ranges.
  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category.
  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads.
  • Identify any overhead / proximity hazards.
  • Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing, placement zone with the Slinger / Signaller.
  • Ensure Excavator is in a safe condition for attachments to be fitted
  • Checked load integrity and security by carrying out trial lift.
  • Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner, ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Carry out all out-of service and securing procedures.

Course Duration

Novice Refreshers Experienced Worker Assessments
Days 2 1 1
Candidates 4 4 6

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