Course Description

The Lifting Supervisor course covers safe operation & Lifting procedures / techniques to maintain safe job site Lifting operations.

The course is useful for supervisors, safety officers and riggers for industrial and construction worksites.

Holders of Lifting Supervisor certificates may work in the oil & gas projects, building and maintenance industry or construction sites.

Candidates who pass the examination and assessment will receive TÜV Middle East certificate and ID card.

Failed candidates will receive Certificate of Attendance.

Course Objectives

Train the participants on how to ensure safe lifting operations are performed through effective supervision.

Use and inspect Lifting equipment in accordance with British and industry standards.

Enable to supervise the examination & maintenance of all loose lifting equipment within his area of responsibility.

To maintain a lifting equipment register and copy of certificates for each piece of lifting equipment under his control.

To ensure personnel under him are competent to perform the job & the color code system is implemented.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Basic terminology
  • Legislation – an overview
  • Responsibilities. Sample lifting risk matrix
  • General lifting procedures
  • Basic 9 point procedure
  • Load balance & stability
  • Selection & use of lifting machines
  • Selection & use of lifting gear
  • Sling types
  • Sling configurations
  • Rated assumptions & deviations
  • Slings used in combination
  • Slinging & safe working loads
  • Load factors & slinging
  • Sample calculations
  • Identification & colour coding
  • Factor of safety
  • Rule of thumb formulas to calculate WLL
  • Slings & Hitches
  • Sling angles. Load angle factor
  • Safe use of webbing slings
  • Type of chain slings
  • Principles for the selection of chain slings
  • Chain slings – 8 important points
  • Wire rope slings
  • Type of wire rope slings
  • Various types of end terminations
  • Wire rope classification
  • Wire rope lays
  • Wire rope construction & grades
  • Lay length
  • Wire rope seizing & cutting
  • Wire rope installation
  • Unwinding steel wire rope from coil
  • Wire rope inspection & survey of removal
  • Wire rope measurement
  • Wire rope drums & sheave
  • Unloading of steel wire ropes
  • Storing of steel wire ropes
  • Angle & sling leg loading
  • Horizontal angle & sting capacity
  • Horizontal compressive forces
  • Capacity of bridle hitches
  • Centre of gravity
  • Sling tension calculation
  • Determining sling loading-using capacity chart
  • Sling tension calculation formula
  • Mode factor
  • Using measurements-unequal legs
  • Drifting load calculation. Overlooked sling angle
  • Recommended methods of slinging
  • Criteria for sling selection
  • Sling rating
  • Safe slinging practices & tag line
  • Webbing slings
  • Six basic flat web sling types
  • Abrasion & sharp edges. Terminal fittings
  • Uniform Load Method
  • Trigonometric Load Method
  • Critical Lift Plan
  • Weather Conditions
  • Tandem Lift Job Plan
  • Ground Loads
  • Tandem Lift for unequal loading
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Lifting Operation Plan

Training Method

Mode of delivery is by PowerPoint presentations / videos / interactions and group exercises.

A highly participative 3 days course, with theoretical (2 Days) and Practical assessment & examination (1 Day)

Objective type of questions for written exam which will be in English.

Maximum number of attendees is 5 Persons

Who Should Attend?

  • Potential and existing operators who received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.

What they require?

  • To complete a 1 day training program.
  • To pass a written with 80% pass mark (100 objective questions) / practical examination.
  • To have atleast a minimum of 1 year experience or exposure on working in a capacity of operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, safety or supervision with Lifting.
  • Should possess the ability to write and read English to the minimum.


In house (Client premises)

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