Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Safetalk and Forktalk


Training and Services - Forktalk
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The operation of a gantry crane which is controlled from a location remote to a permanent cabin/control station on the crane (such as pendant control) and that has three or less powered operations does not require a certificate (hoist, raise and lower is one operation).

This is a one day training course in the operation of a pendant (or pendulum) control type bridge crane to be carried out on site and supervised by an experienced Forktalk instructor at all times.

Forktalk will provide a booklet as part of the course which contains a list of questions in the back to assist in operator training. Sessions cover safety theory, operator responsibilities, pre-operational and post operational checks, safe operation and shutdown procedures as per the manufacturers’ recommendations.

After successful completion of the course, each participant will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance from Forktalk.

Topics Covered
  • Hazards/Site inspection 
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Operational checks
  • Planning the lift
  • Safe Working Load (SWL)
  • Working Load Limit (WLL)
  • Safe Operation
  • Slinging
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Post operational checks
  • Practical operation of the Bridge Crane

A license is not required to operate a Bridge Crane (pendant type), however, in accordance with the WHS Act 2011 and WHS Regulations 2011 under Duty of Care, an employer must provide an employee with instruction, training and supervision in the safe operation of any equipment used in the workplace.

  • Improved work safety practices
  • Reduction in accidents
  • Reduction in stock damage

Half Day Course (approximately 4 hours)

On site training only for a maximum 10 people per session

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