OSH Qualifications Board Uk Rigging and Slinging Course

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1.Who is this qualification for?

Welcome to the OSH Qualifications Board UK Rigging and Slinging Course, a comprehensive training programme designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively rig and sling loads in various workplace settings. Rigging and slinging are essential activities in industries such as construction, manufacturing, logistics and maritime, where the movement of heavy loads is commonplace. This course is tailored to equip participants with the necessary expertise to select, inspect and use rigging equipment and lifting accessories, ensuring that loads are lifted, moved and secured in accordance with best practices and regulatory requirements. Through a combination of theoretical learning, practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn about the principles of rigging and slinging, risk assessment, load calculations and safe lifting procedures. Whether you’re a crane operator, rigging supervisor, construction worker, or safety professional, this course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to perform rigging and slinging operations safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.

The OSH Qualifications Board UK Rigging and Slinging Course is designed for individuals involved in the rigging, lifting and movement of loads in various industries. This course is particularly suitable for:
Individuals directly responsible for rigging and slinging operations, including selecting and attaching lifting gear, signaling crane operators and supervising load movement.
Professionals operating cranes and lifting equipment who need to understand the principles of rigging and slinging to ensure safe and efficient load handling.
Workers involved in construction projects where lifting and moving heavy loads are common, including those working on building sites, infrastructure projects and industrial facilities.
Employees working in warehouses, distribution centers and logistics facilities where the handling of heavy goods and materials requires rigging and slinging expertise.
Health and safety practitioners responsible for overseeing lifting operations, conducting risk assessments and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and best practices.
Managers and supervisors with oversight of lifting and rigging activities, who need to ensure that rigging and slinging operations are conducted safely and efficiently.
Individuals working in maritime and offshore industries where rigging and slinging operations are integral to activities such as shipbuilding, offshore construction and marine transportation.
Engineers involved in the design, installation and maintenance of lifting equipment and rigging systems who require a comprehensive understanding of rigging and slinging principles.
Individuals new to the field of rigging and slinging who require foundational training to perform their roles safely and effectively.
This course is suitable for individuals across various sectors, including construction, manufacturing, logistics, maritime and oil and gas, where rigging and slinging operations are essential. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, fulfill regulatory requirements, or contribute to workplace safety initiatives, this course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to perform rigging and slinging operations safely and effectively.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 16 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The OSH Qualifications Board UK Rigging and Slinging Course covers a wide range of topics to ensure participants gain the necessary knowledge and skills to perform rigging and slinging operations safely and effectively. Here are the key contents that may be covered in this course:
Overview of rigging and slinging operations, including their importance in various industries and the potential hazards associated with lifting and moving loads.
Understanding of relevant health and safety legislation, regulations and industry standards governing rigging and lifting operations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act, LOLER, PUWER and BS 7121.
Basic principles of rigging and slinging, including load factors, center of gravity, load distribution and the importance of balance and stability.
Identification and selection of different types of lifting equipment and accessories, including slings, shackles, hooks, eyebolts, wire ropes and chain hoists.
Understanding safe working loads (SWL) and the factors affecting load capacity, including angles of lift, choke angles, basket hitches and load stability.
Procedures for inspecting and maintaining lifting gear and equipment to ensure their safe and reliable operation, including pre-use checks and periodic examinations.
Techniques for rigging and attaching loads securely using appropriate lifting gear, including methods for selecting and applying slings, hitches and lifting points.
Effective communication and signaling procedures between riggers, slingers and crane operators to ensure safe and coordinated lifting operations.
Conducting risk assessments for lifting operations and implementing control measures to mitigate risks, including measures to prevent overloading, instability and load swing.
Best practices for safe lifting operations, including planning and organizing lifts, maintaining clear exclusion zones and controlling access to lifting areas.
Procedures for responding to emergencies, such as equipment failure or accidents during lifting operations and coordinating rescue and evacuation procedures.
Hands-on practical exercises and demonstrations to reinforce learning, including rigging and slinging exercises, load calculations and equipment handling.
By covering these topics, the course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of rigging and slinging principles, techniques and safety procedures, enabling them to perform lifting operations safely and efficiently in various workplace environments.

4.Assessment Method

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.

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