NPORS Overhead Crane Course

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the safe, competent operation of an overhead crane.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Set up an exclusion zone
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for overhead crane use
  • Conduct all pre-operational and running checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
  • Prepare the overhead crane for use and operate machine safely and efficiently
  • Understand environmental considerations
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures