Crane Supervisor


To provide uniformity of training to a recognised standard and to provide selected staff with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the duties of a crane lift supervisor.

Experience and technical knowledge of cranes and lifting but may or may not have had any formal training.

Course Duration
3 days.

Maximum Number
6 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio visual presentation, demonstration and practical participation.

Practical and paper based assessments

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a LEEA certificate.

Additional Information
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On successful completion of this course candidates will know:

  • The requirements of the legislation regarding mobile cranes
  • The terminology used to identify component parts
  • The safe setting up of the crane and its equipment for the lifting operation
  • How to identify the purpose and capacity of lifting equipment and lifting accessories in general use for lifting
  • The correct method of handling, using and storing lifting tackle and the legal requirements applicable to the maintenance, inspection and marking for identification
  • Appreciation of how to carry out the planning and selection of cranes
  • How to carry out the inspection of the personnel and lifting equipment necessary for the management of lifting operations to the required standard as defined in BS7121 Code of Practice Part 1 (General) and Part 3 2000
  • Practical exercise – the delegate will carry out a practical lifting exercise following a written lift plan. This will involve transferring loads using a mobile crane and controlling the lift using a mobile crane and controlling the lift using BS7121 or crane hand signals.


Crane Appreciation

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Current legislation
  • Terminology
  • Current Codes of Practice
  • Stability Rigging
  • Automatic Safe Load Indicators
  • Lifting Equipment and Sling Angles
  • Multi Crane Lifting

Slinging Techniques

  • Legislation
  • Marking off Safe Working Loads
  • Establishing Load Weight, Selection of Slings, Centre of Gravity
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Shackles
  • Multi Leg slings
  • Eye bolts
  • Lifting and Spreader Beams
  • Flat Web Belt Slings
  • Does and Don’ts

Requirements of BS 7121

  • British Standard Codes of Practice
  • Definitions (Standard Terminology)
  • Contractual Considerations
  • Control of Lifting Operations
  • Duties of the Appointed Person
  • Management of the Lifting Operation
  • Planning of the Lifting Operation
  • Selection and Duties of Personnel
  • Minimum Attributes