Crane Lift Supervisor

Course Overview

Duration: 3 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 6
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for personnel who supervise the lift and follow lift plans for routine and non-routine lifts.


To prepare personnel for their duties as a crane supervisor.

Pre Course Requirements

To attend this course all delegates must have at least 2 years lifting experience and be a qualified Slinger Signaller

Training Methods

Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


Additional information

On completion of the course delegates will be viewing or reviewing:

  • Their statutory requirements
  • The requirements of BS7121 Pt. 1:
    2006, BS7121 Pt. 2-3 and 2-5 2012
  • The planning and control of lifts
  • The science of slinging
  • The control of lifting accessories


  • Statutory Requirements:
    The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974:
    Section 2, General duties of employers
    Section 7 & 8, General duties of employees
    Powers of the Inspectorate
    LOLER & PUWER regulations



  • British Standards:
    BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006 Safe Use of Cranes:
    BS7121 Part 3: 2000 Safe Use of Mobile
    Managing the Lifting Operation
    Planning the Lifting Operation
    The Role of the Crane Supervisor
    Basic, Standard and Complex Lifts
  • Types of Lifting Accessories:
    Slings – chain, wire, fibre
    Shackles, eyebolts
    Lifting beams
    Basic Visual inspection of lifting accessories
  • Science of Slinging:
    The effect of Sling Angles
    The basic methods of slinging
    Choice of accessory to suit SWL
    Configurations and methods of rating slings
    Weight assessment – centre of gravity
  • Planning:
    Method statements and detailed plans are normally completed by the Appointed Person. Crane/Lift supervisor should have a good understanding of the requirements of content of the method/risk assessments.
  • Reporting:
    Risk Assessment and method statements
    Registers and test certificates
    Defect control
    Course Open Forum and Summary
    Delegate Assessment and Feedback

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