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Lifting and Supporting Loads

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A lifting operation is an operation concerned with the lifting and lowering of a load. A load is the item or items being lifted which could include a person or people. A lifting operation may be performed manually or using lifting equipment. Manual lifting, holding, putting down, carrying or moving is often referred to as ‘manual handling of loads’.
Lifting operations in construction occur during transportation of material from the storage place to the place where it is being processed, and during the processing of materials. A load includes any material or people that are lifted or lowered by lifting equipment.

Learning Modules:

  •  Crane Types and Classifications.
  •  Types, Selection, and Use of Rigging Material, Rigging Material Inspection and storage.
  •  Hazard Recognition and Recognize the key risks associated with using lifting equipment.
  •  Lifting plan and selecting the equipment.
  •  Identify ways of reducing the risks when using lifting equipment.
  •  Safe method of lifting, Crane Components and Setup, Load Movement and Hoisting.
  •  Risk Assessment of Lifting operations.
  •  Identify key duties, responsibilities and Employer Responsibilities.
  •  Working around overhead power cables.
  •  Maintenance and inspection of Lifting equipment and Gears.
  •  Prohibited and Unsafe Behaviors.
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