Winch Safety (Diesel / Electric)

Suitable for -

All personnel who are required to operate a winch.

The aim of the course is -

This course is designed to provide candidates with a knowledge and understanding of current relevant legislation and the practical skills to enable them to safely operate a winch for cable pulling activities.

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Course Content

  • The Law – Regulations & Legislation  (including: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 & The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1998)
  • Introduction to the winch – explanation of function and controls
  • Installation & setting-up procedures, including manual handling techniques
  • Pre-operational checks and periodic inspections
  • Safe operating techniques, raising and lowering – laden and unladen
  • Lifting accessories– selection and inspection
  • Safe slinging techniques
  • Pre-setting hydraulic pressure/pull load
  • Basic maintenance
  • Environmental considerations – ground conditions & weather: wind, rain, frost, snow etc
  • Manufactures guidelines for fault diagnosis, cause and remedy
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Course Objectives -

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand current relevant legislation
  • Identify hazards and the precautions needed to overcome them
  • Operate safely with minimum risk of injury and/or damage to equipment and property

Venue - On-site at clients’ premises, using the applicable machines/equipment

Duration - 1 Day

Candidate Numbers - Up to 8 per course

Certification - ITS Certification

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Winch Safety (Diesel / Electric)

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