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What is Overhead Gantry Crane Training?

When using heavy industrial machinery, it’s vital that everyone on your team has the appropriate training to ensure safety at all times. Different types of cranes require different knowledge and applications so each employee using these cranes should have a clear idea of how to safely use them.

If your workplace uses overhead gantry cranes, your team members will need to have the appropriate knowledge to use them. But what does this training include and how can you train your employees?

What is an overhead gantry crane?

A gantry crane is a type of overhead crane that is supported by freestanding legs with a single or double girder configuration. They are often on wheels or along a track or rail system. Gantry cranes are a good addition when there is a reason not to use an overhead runway system.

Typically, overhead gantry cranes are used for outdoor applications or underneath an existing overhead bridge crane system. However, gantry cranes do not need to be tied to a building’s support structure so there’s no need for permanent runway beams and support columns. This often provides a much more cost-effective alternative to bridge cranes.

Why is overhead crane training important?

Some crane manufacturers and suppliers may offer overhead gantry crane training to improve employee knowledge and provide them with the qualifications they require. These courses will reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your workforce is proficient in using overhead crane operators. This is important to ensure you are compliant with legislation such as PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations).

Furthermore, the correct use of your equipment will ensure it lasts much longer, ensuring you don’t have to spend a lot of money replacing machinery further down the line.

What will workers learn in training?

A high-quality training course will teach workers the correct operation of this heavy machinery. In an LEEA Approved course you will learn how to:

- Understand the legal requirements associated with us and that of the equipment

- Carry out pre-use checks to determine if the equipment is safe to use

- Control the crane in a safe and efficient way

- Understand the importance of sling angles and safe working load (SWL)

- Certification on completion of the course

If you’re looking for a quality provider of overhead gantry crane training, Crane and Lifting Services Ltd is here to help. We provide a course for this type of crane operation run by experts so your site is safe and compliant. To learn more, get in touch today.

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