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Train the trainer

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER FOR OVERHEAD CRANE

Train the Trainer is a 12-hour course that shows an instructor exactly how to teach the Overhead Crane Operator Course to in-house workers, as a cost effective and convenient option to larger employers developing their own training programs. This option is an advantage to companies that have multiple locations in different jurisdictions, enabling them to standardize their training and facilitate an auditing process. ACTi’s courses are written to meet compliance with CSA-B167 in Canada, and ASME-B30 in the United States, making the course valid and taught all across North America.

OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR WITH HOISTING, RIGGING & MATERIAL HANDLING

This is a 12-hour course, usually taught over two days, in which participants are required to attend 8 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of practical hands-on training with the crane.

The Theory Portion of the course is on Day 1, where participants learn the basic principles of operating an overhead crane, including full rigging instructions, how to complete Safe Working Load calculations, how to make better rigging choices based on industry best practices and how to perform a rigging safety inspection.

The Practical Evaluation is on Day 2, consisting of a real-world hands-on testing of the skills learned in the classroom. It is a very thorough evaluation and is the best way to determine if the participants comprehend what they learned in the Theory portion. Participants must be able to perform all the functions of the Operator, Rigging Person and Signaller. They must also perform a simple lift plan, including a visual crane inspection. Participants must follow all operational requirements, such as: choosing appropriate rigging, properly rigging the load, Safe Working Load calculations, inspection rejection criteria, hand signals, etc.

BASIC RIGGING & MATERIAL HANDLING COURSE

This is an 8-hour course, in which the participants learn the basic rigging principles, including the different types of rigging equipment, how to perform a visual rigging equipment inspection, inspection rejection criteria, the proper application of rigging to loads and how to complete Safe Working Load Calculations.

BASIC RIGGING & MATERIAL HANDLING WITH MOBILE AND TOWER CRANE SIGNALS

This is an 8-hour course which expands on the Basic Rigging & Material Handling Course to include rigging practices for mobile and tower cranes, and the appropriate International Hand Signals for each type.

OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR REFRESHER COURSE

This is an 8-hour course designed to reinforce the principles that the participant learned on Day 1 of the full Operator Course. A practical evaluation is not required. Participants are able to take a refresher within three years of the date on which the full course was completed, which extends their certificate for a further three years, after which, the full course must be repeated.

FALL PROTECTION TRAINING – TOUCHBACK SAFETY INC.

This is an 8-our course that will cover:

  • Responsibilities, provincial regulations, employer & jobsite policies and procedures.
  • Fall Protection Planning, Hazard assessment, Elimination and Controls.
  • Different types of fall protection systems (Travel restraint & Fall Arrest).
  • Understand different types of falls i.e.: slips, trips, falls from the same level, lower level, ladders, stairs, and falls from heights and into holes.
  • Various fall protection equipment- manufacturer requirements, proper inspection & maintenance.
  • Fall arrest force & clearance calculations.
  • Rescue Requirements
  • Demonstrate and choose the proper equipment for various travel restraint and fall arrest scenarios
  • Demonstrate how to perform a pre-use visual inspection of selected equipment for various travel restraint and fall arrest scenarios
  • Student observes and demonstrates proper harness donning/ doffing performed by the Instructor which includes how to adjust the harness, what constitutes a properly adjusted harness, and the body landmarks used to assess proper adjustment, doffing techniques.

ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM – TOUCHBACK SAFETY INC.

Formally known as AWP, the EWP course covers all Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, and Personnel Lifts (0-330 feet). It is an 8-hour course. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Fall Protection is a pre-requisite

The Theory Portion covers:

  • OH&S, CSA/ANSI and Manufacturer Requirements, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance, Hazard Assessments
  • Safe Operating Procedures, Wind and Weather requirements, Electrical Safety,
  • Types of EWP’s
  • Pre-Use and Pre-Operation Inspections, Function Tests, Job Site inspections, Working Envelopes, Envelope Management Systems with High Reach Equipment
  • Working Weights, Emergency controls, Operator set up and shut down procedures as well as Safe operating practices

There is a Hazard Identification Workshop and a Written Review at the end of the Theory portion.

The Practical Portion covers:

  • Hazard Assessment, Pre-Operational inspection, Function Tests,
  • Work Area and Path of Travel Inspection,
  • Review of the Operators Manual
  • Actual Operation of a Unit – the trainee must go through a complete series of functions until the Instructor is Confident in the Trainee’s ability to identify and operate all controls, including emergency controls.

Course Outlines

SITE INSTRUCTOR TRAIN THE TRAINER LICENCE

The “Site Instructor” Train-The-Trainer Licencing program is for up to a maximum of four instructors. They are required to attend and successfully complete the above courses as participants prior to attending the T-T-T-program. In this course they are observed as the instructors.

Once this training is completed the company will need to designate one of the new instructors as a coordinator to work directly with ACTi. The monitoring process is the majority of a successful safety training program, as this is the only way the company can develop the required objective proof of due diligence for compliance to jurisdictional requirements.

This means it ensures they have done everything that is “reasonably practicable” to ensure worker and worksite safety, reducing responsibility of liability in the event of an accident or injury.

 

LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAIN THE TRAINER LICENCE

This package is designed specifically for large national or international companies/organizations that recognize standards listed on engineering certificates. Further information will be provided on request.

Expected results from ACTi’s safety training programs:

  • Properly trained overhead crane operators
  • Knowledgeable management/supervisory personnel to ensure continuance of the operators safe work practices
  • Cost recovery, reduction in all related costs
  • Traceability for the corporate office
  • Compliance to jurisdictional requirements
  • Reducing responsibility of liability to the company/supervisory personnel

Overhead Travelling Crane Hoisting, Rigging & Material Handling Operator Course

Scope: This course is designed to provide Crane Operators with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for meeting compliance requirements of CSA B167 Overhead Traveling Cranes and ASME B30 Standards.

Class Capacity: Maximum of 15 Participants

 

Overhead Travelling Crane Hoisting, Rigging & Material Handling Operator Refresher Course

Scope: This is a refresher course for those participants that attended the Overhead crane Hoisting Rigging and Material Handling course and certificates that are close to expiry. The certificates expire at the end of three years. Prior to the expiry date the participant is required to attend a refresher course. On successful completion a certificate will be issued for another three years. Prior to the expiry of the refresher certificate the participant is required to take the full course again.

Class Capacity: Maximum of 15 Participants

 

Train-The-Trainer Programs

ACTi has several types of “Train-The-Trainer” programs designed to fit industry needs nationally and internationally. All our courseware and material content is audited annually by an industry expert professional engineer to ensure compliance to most current published national and international standards. These programs are developed for single and multiple site locations as well as safety training providers.

Additional Available Courses:

  • Basic Rigging and Material Handling for Overhead Cranes
  • Basic Rigging and Material Handling with Mobile & Tower Crane Signals
  • ISO 9000 QA Program – Developing Flowcharting, Procedures & Work Instruction
  • ISO 9000 QA Program – Developing Internal Audit Reporting, Non-Conformance & Corrective Action

ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Workshops

Developing Flowcharts, Policies, Procedures & Work Instructions

SCOPE: This workshop is designed in accordance to the principles of ISO 9000- QA System programs, develop flowcharting processes to assist with the development of proper procedures and work instructions.
Recommended: Supervisory and HSE Personnel responsible for monitoring workers.

Description: This workshop is a 1-day of classroom instruction teaching the basic principles of flowcharting and the benefits as to how it can expedite the process of developing procedures and work instructions. This is available as an on-site program or for single attendance based on scheduling.

Developing Internal Audit Reporting, Non-Conformance & Corrective Action

SCOPE: This workshop is designed in accordance to the principles of ISO 9000- QA System programs, teaching the basic principles for performing internal audits and reporting corrective action.
Recommended: Supervisory and HSE Personnel responsible for monitoring workers.

Description: This workshop is a 1-day of classroom instruction teaching the basic principles of performing an internal audit including how to address non-conformance and suggested corrective actions to prevent reoccurrences. This course is available as an on-site program, or for single attendance based on scheduling.

 

Overhead Crane Supervisor Course

SCOPE: This course was designed to provide Supervisors of Overhead Crane Operators with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for due diligence and meeting compliance requirements of ISO-9000QA.

Prerequisite: Participants must successfully complete the OVERHEAD TRAVELING CRANE OPERATOR SAFETY COURSE prior to attending this supervisor course.

Basic Rigging & Material Handling

Scope: This course was designed to provide the Rigger with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for meeting compliance requirements of the ASME B30-Series safety standard.

Class Capacity: Maximum of 15 participants

 

Basic Rigging & Material Handling For Forklifts

Scope: This course was designed to provide a qualified Forklift Operator with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for meeting compliance requirements of the ASME B30-Series safety standard.

Class Capacity: Maximum of 15 participants

 

Basic Rigging & Material Handling with Mobile and Tower Crane Signals

Scope: This course was designed to provide the Rigger with the minimum industry training requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. The course focuses on providing the foundation for meeting compliance requirements of the ASME B30-Series safety standard and Federal OSHA.

Class Capacity: Maximum of 15 participants

OVERHEAD CRANE HOISTING, RIGGING MATERIAL HANDLING REFRESHER COURSE OUTLINE

PURPOSE: This is a refresher course for those participants that attended the Overhead crane Hoisting Rigging and Material Handling course and certificates that are close to expiry. The certificates expire at the end of three years. Prior to the expiry date the participant is required to attend a refresher course. On successful completion a certificate will be issued for another three years. Prior to the expiry of the refresher certificate the participant is required to take the full course again.

MATERIALS: Workbook, hard hat sticker, laminated SWL card, and course certificate

QUALIFICATIONS: Course instructors have operator training and extensive knowledge of the subject and a demonstrated ability to resolve problems related to the subject.

REQUIREMENTS: The refresher course is a one day program, 8 hours of classroom instruction, including a calculation quiz, signal quiz and theory exam. There is no practical evaluation of the participant required on this course. Passing grade is a minimum of 70% on the theory exam. Successful participants will be issued a Hoisting & Rigging Refresher Certificate with a new 3 year expiry date.

NOTE: The employer/prime contractor is responsible to review with the course participant any recent published changes from applicable sections of their jurisdictional Health and Safety Regulations.

 

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

  1. Introduction of Overhead Travelling Cranes – review of common crane components, controls.
  2. Introduction to Rigging – overview of common rigging components addressed in the course.
  3. Rigging Hardware – identification of the different types of rigging hardware, slings & hitch- types.
  4. Rigging Inspection – how to perform visual inspections of different types of hardware and slings.
  5. Lift Plan Instructions – how to develop and perform a proper lift plan.
  6. Rigging Instructions – identify common rigging applications and calculations, for hitch capacities to determine the safe working load and define load weights.
  7. Internationally Used Hand Signals – address legislated requirements for crane hand signals.
  8. Lockout/Tagout Instructions – legislated requirements for performing lockout/tagged out.
  9. Pre-Operational Checks – address legislated requirements for pre-operational checks.
  10. Operational Checks – address legislated requirements for operational checks.
  11. Operating Instructions – identify safe and proper operating instructions.
  12. Shut-Down Process – address legislated requirements for shutdown instructions.
  13. Log Books – address legislated requirements logbooks.
  14. Safety Rules – review operational safety rules.

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