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Slinger/Signaller

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Slinger/Signaller

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Number of participants: Max 4
Duration: 1 Day
Location: Training is available at FITAC’s Training centre or at the Client’s premises
Duration of Certificate: 5 Years

Course Content

Safe Slinging and signaler procedures

Security and Safe Packing of Loads

Hand signals for Excavator 360

Marking identification

Balance & Stability

Assessment

Aims of the Course

Understand the relevant Health and Safety legislation

Identify workplace hazards regarding Slinger/Signaler

Understand the principles for the correct selection of Lifting Equipment

Identify Safe Working Load (S.W.L.) and Safe Sling Angles

Apply and Understand Signal/Signaler Operations

Carry out Operational Checks on all Lifting Equipment.

Pre use check list

Basic knowledge of ship structure (cells, gliders, bay’s)

Technical safety procedures

Ship To Shore Crane

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Ship To Shore Crane

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge and skill to handle and operate a ship-to-shore crane in order to load and unload ships in a safe and productive way.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 2

Duration: Uo to 4 week

Location: Onsite

General

Lifting gear and use of lifting gear

International signals

Safety procedure crane driver

Operation of the crane

Use of container spreader

Risk detection and safety

Pre use check list

Basic knowledge of ship structure (cells, gliders, bay’s)

Technical safety procedures

Tour of the Crane

Safety path of the crane

Engine Room

Lights

Rails

Lifting Gear & Use of Lifting Gear

  • Shackle between hoist and cargo
  • Supervision of actions
  • Maintenance lifting gear
  • Calculating the S.W.L.
  • Storm warning
  • People transport
  • Load diagram
  • Visibility
  • Communication
  • Portside and star board
  • Related tasks ship-to-shore crane training

Check List

  • Eye contact
  • Warning signals
  • General moves and signals
  • Vertical movement
  • Horizontal movement
  • Danger
  • Driving with the crane
  • Positioning the crane
  • Combining the movements
  • Use of container spreader
  • Hoisting and lowering containers
  • Handling hatch covers
  • Loading and unloading of containers on a vessel

Crawler Crane

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Crawler Crane

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

Course Structure

Operating the crane safely and productively

Responding to recognised crane signals accurately

Positioning the crane correctly

Altering jib lengths and associated safety devices

Carrying out routine maintenance and making minor adjustments

Understanding safe-load indicators and duties charts

Identify the basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems

Programming safe-load indicators

Understanding the effects of radius change on the safe working capacity

Observing the statutory regulations and Codes of Practice

Gauging the effect of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement

Recognising the principles of safe slinging and the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear.

Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane

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Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge and skill to handle and operate a rubber tyre gantry crane (RTG) in order to load and unload containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 2

Duration: 1 Week

Location: Onsite

General

Safety procedure RTG driver

Operating the RTG

Risk detection and safety

Pre use check up

Technical safety procedures

Daily inspections and maintenance

Working with the RTG

Start the engine

Selecting driving direction and steering

Modus carousel drive

Modus park wheels

Operating/securing cat

Anchor cables

Tour of the RTG

  • Safety path of the RTG
  • Construction
  • Engine room
  • Control panel
  • Controls
  • Safety doors
  • Chair
  • PLC-control
  • DGPS (assisted auto steering)
  • Communication system
  • Camera’s
  • Wind speed indicator
  • Anti-collision
  • Remote control (if applied)
  • Lights

Daily Checklist

  • Starting engine
  • Breaking test
  • Control environment
  • Check up cables
  • Check up spreader (20’, 30’, 40’, twin)
  • Checking extendable twin
  • Driving trolley
  • Driving RTG
  • Operating hoisting system
  • Operating flippers
  • Hoisting containers
  • Transporting containers
  • Stacking containers (up to 5 high)
  • Swing control (with and without anti swing device)
  • Securing trolley position
  • Emergency stop
  • PLC malfunction
  • Combination of movements
  • Loading containers on train and truck
  • Parking collision free
  • Engine off and securing trolley
  • Hooking up to external electrical system
  • Anchoring RTG

Empty Container Handler

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Empty Container Handler

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge to handle and operate the empty container handler (ECH) in order to handle and move empty containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 2

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Onsite

Training Content

General ECH technical knowledge

ECH daily maintenance – pre use check up

Stacking containers in a safe way

Stacking 2 containers in 1 move

Stacking empty containers 6 and 7 high

Using the safety clamps

Stability of the ECH

Risk detection and safety

Safety regulation of the terminal

Practical Initiation

How to operate the ECH

Control panel

Brake Test

Safety instructions

Combination driving and operating joystick

Working with the ECH

Driving with the ECH

Approaching a container

Use of safety clamps

Hoisting an empty container

Centre the spreader

Anticipating with the driving surface to absorb ECH movements
Driving and turning in a tire-saving way

Further Info

Lifting and lowering empty containers
  • Positioning of container in view of stability
  • Safe driving – safety level visibility
  • How to stack containers one high

 

Stacking Empty Containers 2 and 3 High
  • Positioning spreader in view of corner pockets
  • Order of manoeuvring (safety height before side movement or rotation)
Stacking Empty Containers 4 and 5 High
  • Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking five high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)

 

Stacking Empty Containers 6 and 7 High
  • Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking 7 high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)

Heavy Duty Forklift

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Heavy Duty Forklift

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The aim of the training is to require the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a Heavy Duty fork­lift in a safe and productive way.

Number of participants: Max 6
Duration: 1/2 days depending on experience
Location: Onsite

Theory

Daily maintenance

Technical explanation

Full check of the forklift

Check up of the instruments

Safety symbols

Personal safety

Stability-working with the load diagram

Practice

Preventive check up

Start procedure

Driving position

Brake Test

Controlling the environment

Safe driving height

Load diagram

Combining driving and use of leavers

Picking up, transporting, stacking and lowering cargo

Approaching cargo and ideal work method

Parking procedure

Shunter

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Shunter

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

Operating Shunter vehicles is a dangerous activity as it involves manoeuvring large trailers / vehicles in confined spaces with other workers in the area. It is important for the employer to ensure the operator is competent to conduct this activity as a number of ‘Crush’ fatalities occur each year in the transport industry. This course involves both theory and practical elements and is conducted for both novice and experienced operators.

Course Content

Theory element outlining health and safety regulations: causes of accident, danger areas, risk of crush injuries and international best practice.

Practical element: vehicle safety checks, coupling-uncoupling, reversing, parking, risk to workers and members of the public. Effects of shadow, lighting and noise in work area.

Pre-Course Requirements: A full licence for their vehicle category and a representative vehicle.

Reach Container Stacker

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Reach Container Stacker

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge to handle and operate the reach stacker in order to handle and move containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of participants: Maximum of 3

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Onsite

Training Content

General Reach stacker technical knowledge

Reach stacker daily maintenance – pre use check list

To hoist and lower containers in a safe way

Special technique to load and stack containers 4 to 5 high

Stability, load and centre location

Risk detection and safety

Working with the Reach Container Stacker

Driving the reach stacker

How to approach the container

Positioning the spreader

Anticipating underground in order to absorb the reach stackers movements

How to turn and move in a tire-saving way

Further Info

Theoretical initiation
  • Getting acquainted with the inside of the reach stacker
  • The controls panel
  • Symbols (safety and driving symbols)
  • Engine and turbo
  • Hydraulic system

 

Practical initiation
  • How to operate the reach stacker
  • The controls panel
  • Safety instructions reach stacker
Pick Up, Lift and Lower Containers
  • Positioning of container in view of stability
  • Safe driving – safety level visibility
  • How to stack containers one high

 

Positioning Containers Two and Three High
  • Positioning spreader in view of corner pockets (twist locks)
  • Order of manoeuvring (safety height before side movement or rotation)

 

Positioning Containers Four and Five High
  • Extra handling Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking five high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)
  • Anticipating the monkey in the box effect (uneven loaded cargo effect)

Heavy Duty MHE

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Heavy Duty MHE

The machines that fall under this category are usually found in the docks, shipping ports, airports and large construction sites. For each of these machines we have designed a specialised training course, covering all aspects of its safe operation, ensuring nothing is overlooked.

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