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Proactive Health & Safety Services Ltd Courses

Since 2003 Proactive Health and Safety Services Ltd has been delivering training and consultancy services nationwide. The company which is owned by Michael Norton who has nearly 30 years of experience in the lifting industry and has worked extensively with crane companies throughout Ireland and abroad. As well as our in-person and on-site training courses, we offer a range of online courses for customers in all industries.

Appointed Person (Lifting Operations) Training

Who should attend?
Supervisors and managers with a responsibility for lifting operations who have sufficient experience of the use of cranes to meet the requirements specified in Safe Use of Cranes. The position of an Appointed Person carries a great deal of responsibility and only suitable personnel should be selected for this role.

Aims:
To make candidates more aware of the Appointed Persons` responsibilities and how best to fulfil them
Content:

  • Regulations, legislation and Codes of Practice

  • Safe Systems of Work Including Method Statements and risk assessments

  • Personal Responsibilities duties and roles

  • Cranes: Types and Terms structure and size

  • Crane Documentation

  • Crane Stability and Ground Pressure Loading pad size

  • Duty Charts and Safety Devices

  • Basic Terminology

  • Lift Loads and load planning

  • Environment

Course Method:
Theory in classroom setting over 4 days including scale drawing and compiling of site lift plan

The duties of the Appointed Person should include:
The assessment of the lifting operation to cover;
1. Planning
2. Selection of cranes
3. Selection of lifting gear
4. Selection of personnel
5. Instruction and supervision
6. Consultation with other responsible bodies if necessary
7. Ensuring that adequate inspection and maintenance of lifting equipment has been carried out.
8. Ensuring that there is an effective procedure for reporting defects and incidents and taking any necessary corrective action.
9. Responsibility for the organisation, control and safety of the lifting operation.

Candidates
8 Candidates per course

Duration of course
4 days

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Crane Awareness Programme

This is a one day Crane Safety Awareness, on management of lifting operations in the work place.
Programme:

  • Legislation, regulations and codes of practice relating to lifting responsibilities

  • Safe systems of work and method statements

  • Personal Responsibilities

  • Cranes: Types and Terms

  • Crane Documentation

  • Crane stability and Ground loadings

  • Lifting gear checks, different types / checks / documents and limits

  • Role of Crane Supervisor

  • Role of Appointed Person

  • Role of Slinger/Signaller

Course Program
Full day
Upon Completion of Course
Candidates Will Receive a Proactive Safety Card & Certificate Course

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Slinger Signaller Training

“As a training company we are always looking for ways to improve the standard of training we deliver and to meet our clients needs and requirements”

While the CSCS Slinger/Signallers program is being delivered countrywide this advanced Slinger Signaller course is designed to give attendees a more in-depth information and practical approach to safe slinging practices.

A slinger/signaller requires skills and Knowledge to completed and fulfil their respective role as part the lifting team. They must know and understand not only the requirements of their job under the regulations but also the safe process and steps to carry out lifting operations safety in the work place.

Proactive Safety through years of experience have designed and delivered this advanced training course for slingers signallers who are involved in attaching loads and directing lifting appliances used in lifting operations.

The course is a 5/6 hour advanced course covering all aspects of lifting operations, lifting equipment, lifting gear inspection processes and the safe down grading of lifting gear used to lift and move load.

Course Syllabus:

  • Their Statutory Duties Under The Regulations

  • Duties Of Appointed Persons

  • Duties Of Lifting Supervisors

  • Duties Of Crane Operators

  • Duties Of Slinger/ Signaller

  • Lift Plans And Method Statements

  • The Methods Of Inspection Lifting Gear (Why And How)

  • The Relationship Between Proof Load, Safe Working Load & Working Load Limit

  • GA1, GA2 & GA3

  • How To Inspect Lift Gear

  • Chain – Wear, Stretch And Corrosion

  • Wire Rope – Wear, Stretch, Corrosion, Broken Wires

  • Web Slings Colour Code, Damage Rips Tear Cuts Contamination

  • Safe Down Rating Of Lifting Gear Due to Different Configurations

  • Concrete Skips Safety

  • Block Grabs Safety

  • Shackles Types Components Inspection And Use

  • Hooks And lifting Rings

  • Chain Sling Assembly

  • Safe Communication Processes With Hand Signals And Radio Communication

Course location
Courses are both practical and theoretical based and personnel who attend this presentation will receive comprehensively information on safe slinging and signalling practices.
Courses can be run nationwide at our customer’s premises & proactive safety will supply all lifting gear involved in the training process.

Client requirements
The client will be required to supply a suitable room for theory presentation and crane for practical aspect of the course.

Who should attend?
Slinger signallers or nominated supervisors who have a basic knowledge of slinger & signalling processes and who are directly or indirectly involved in lifting operations on projects.

Course program
5/6 hrs

Upon completion of course
Candidates will receive a proactive safety card & certificate

Course attendees
6 persons per course

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Advanced Slinger Signaller Training

Proactive Safety, through years of experience, have designed and delivered this advanced training course for slingers signallers who are involved in attaching loads and directing lifting appliances used in lifting operations.

The course is a 5 hour advanced course covering all aspects of lifting operations, lifting equipment, lifting gear inspection processes and the safe down grading of lifting gear used to lift and move load.

Course Syllabus

  • Their Statutory Duties Under The Regulations

  • Duties Of Appointed Persons

  • Duties Of Lifting Supervisors

  • Duties Of Crane Operators

  • Duties Of Slinger/ Signaller

  • Lift Plans And Method Statements

  • The Methods Of Inspection of Lifting Gear (Why And How)

  • The Relationship Between Proof Load, Safe Working Load & Working Load Limit

  • GA1, GA2 & GA3

  • How To Inspect Lift Gear

  • Chain – Wear, Stretch And Corrosion

  • Wire Rope – Wear, Stretch, Corrosion, Broken Wires

  • Web Slings Colour Code, Damage, Rips, Tear, Cuts, Contamination

  • Safe Down Rating Of Lifting Gear Due to Different Configurations

  • Concrete Skips Safety

  • Block Grabs Safety

  • Shackles Types Components Inspection And Use

  • Hooks And lifting Rings

  • Chain Sling Assembly

  • Safe Communication Processes With Hand Signals And Radio Communication

Course Location
Courses are both practical and theoretical based and personnel who attend this presentation will receive comprehensive information on safe slinging and signalling practices.
Courses can be run nationwide at our customer’s premises and Proactive Safety will supply all lifting gear Involved in the training process.

Client Requirements
The client will be required to supply a suitable room for theory presentation and crane for practical aspect of the course

Who Should Attend?
Slinger signallers or nominated supervisors who have a basic knowledge of slinger & signalling processes and who are directly or indirectly involved in lifting operations on projects.

Course Program
5hours

Upon Completion of Course
Candidates Will Receive a Proactive Safety Card & Certificate

Course Attendees
6 Persons per Course

Book your Advanced Slinger Signaller Training Course Today

Appointed Person - Lifting Operations Refresher

The Appointed Persons – Lifting Operations refresher course is designed for workers that already hold the Appointed Persons – Lifting Operations qualification who are in or have been in a role of responsibility associated with the movement of loads.

Course Content

  • Scale Drawings, Use Formulae And Calculations

  • Crane Placement Drawings

  • Refresh Of Load Lifting Gear Placement Lengths And Safe Working Loads Rams And Lift Plan Exercise.

  • Describe Setting Up, Erection, Levelling And Dismantling Requirements For Different Types Of Lifting Equipment And Lifting Operations.

  • Calculate Lifting Equipment Point Loadings/Outrigger Loadings, Spreader Mat Types and Sizes From Given Information.

  • Identify Ground Pressure And Support Loadings From Given Information.

  • Select The Correct Lifting Equipment For Specified Lifts.

Duration
1 day

Venue
Course can be complete at client’s venue or at CIF training facility.

Certification
Successful candidates will be awarded Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Appointed Person (Lifting Operations).

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Courses FAQ

  • How long do your courses last?

    This depends on the course. We have courses that last multiple days and others that last a few hours. For individual course duration, we recommend reviewing the course description.

  • What kind of award will I receive upon completing a course?

    This depends on the course. For example, upon completing the Advanced Slinger Signaller Training, learners will receive a Proactive Safety Card & Certificate.

  • How do I schedule a course?

    The best way to schedule a course is to contact us directly. Our friendly customer service team will talk you through the booking process.