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May 17, 2022


4 weeks

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Now that the sling has been selected (based upon the characteristics of the load and the environmental conditions surrounding the lift) and inspected prior to use, the next step is learning how to use it safely.

Overview/Description The ability to handle materials-to move them from one location to another, whether during transit or at the worksite-is vital to all segments of the industry. Materials must be moved, for example, for the industry to manufacture, sell, and utilize products. In short, without materials-handling capability, the industry would cease to exist. To varying degrees, all employees in numerous workplaces take part in materials handling. Consequently, some employees are injured. In fact, the mishandling of materials is the single largest cause of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Most of these accidents and injuries, as well as the pain and loss of salary and productivity that often result, can be readily avoided. Whenever possible, mechanical means should be used to move materials to avoid employee injuries such as muscle pulls, strains, and sprains. In addition, many loads are too heavy andior bulky to be safely moved manually. Various types of equipment, therefore, have been designed specifically to aid in the movement of materials: cranes, derricks, hoists, powered industrial trucks, and conveyors. Because cranes, derricks, and hoists rely upon slings to hold their suspended loads, slings are the most commonly used materials handling apparatus. This Course offers information on the proper selection, maintenance, and use of slings. The dominant characteristics of a sling are determined by the components of that sling. For example, the strengths and weaknesses of a wire rope sling are essentially the same as the strengths and weaknesses of the wire rope of which it is made. Course Content
  • Cranes Are Everywhere
  • Crane and Sling Goals
  • Crane Hazards
  • Crane Capacity
  • Crane Inspections
  • General Operating Rules
  • Attaching the Load
  • Hooks
  • Moving the Load
  • Hoisting Safety
  • Hand Signals
  • Crane and Sling Goals
  • Sling Types
  • Operator Sling Inspections
  • Sling
  • Crane and Sling Goals
  • Summary

Course Curriculum

    • Cranes Are Everywhere 00:15:00
    • Crane and Sling Goals 00:15:00
    • Crane Hazards 00:20:00
    • Moving the Load 00:15:00
    • Crane Capacity 00:20:00
    • Crane Inspections 00:20:00
    • General Operating Rules 00:15:00
    • Attaching the Load 00:15:00
    • Hooks 00:15:00
    • Hoisting Safety 00:20:00
    • Hand Signals 00:15:00
    • Sling Types 00:20:00
    • Operator Sling Inspections 00:20:00
    • Sling 00:50:00
    • Summary 00:15:00
    • Crane Safety Assessment 4 weeks
    • Crane and sling training test 00:45:00

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