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SLINGING AND LIFTING

SLINGING AND LIFTING

Target Audience

This course provides seafarers involved in lifting operations with knowledge and practical skills; specifically, slinging, signaling and general rigging operations. The course aims to ensure that seafarers are able to carry out safe and effective slinging and lifting operations including non-cargo loose lifting gear.

Course Content

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Select and use of correct wire rope, Man-made fiber and webbing slings
  • Interpret ‘Safe Working Load’ (SWL) or ‘Work Load Limit’ (WLL) charts
  • Identify and observe markings on lifting gear 
  • Sling and move loads correctly and safely
  • Use proper hand signals and work with crane operators
  • Calculate load mass (weight)
  • Inspection of lifting gear
  • Maintenance and storage of lifting gear
  • Conduct pre-operation briefings and risk assessments
  • Apply Behaviour Based Safety during lifting operations
Entry Standards

Open to all personnel involved in lifting operations on board, primarily for those who will take responsibility for carrying out riggingwork.

Facilities

Classroom, practical lifting areas

Teaching Method

Classroom lectures, practical exercises, videos, completion of BBS observations

Guidelines

   LOLER, COSWP (Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen)

Course Duration

3 days.

Assessment

Theoretical exam and practical evaluation.

Certification

Attendance certificate upon successful completion of tests and exercises.

Venue

This course is regularly offered by our MTCs, and may be available online, please contact your regional Maritime Training Centre (MTC) or for BSM employees kindly contact your local Crew Service Centre (CSC) for the next available course