Ship To Shore Crane Training

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:Max 2
Duration:Up to 4 weeks
Ship To Shore Crane Training FITAC Health & Safety


  • 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 and use of lifting gear

  • Shackle between hoist and cargo
  • Supervision of actions
  • Maintenance lifting gear
  • Calculating the S.W.L.

Description of the function of crane operator check List

  • Storm warning
  • People transport
  • Load diagram
  • Visibility
  • Communication
  • Portside and star board
  • Related tasks ship-to-shore crane training

International signals (communication)

  • 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


The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

The successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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