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Crane Handling

MCA Approved Deck Crane & Safe Lifting Course

Friday 17th May


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This 1 Day course is approved by the MCA

Course Content.

Consider the theory of lifting and moving weights already aboard and loading and discharging loads from a quay or another vessel or a structure. The considerations of safe operation of a crane or derrick and the different types of lifting devices (derricks, fixed foundation knuckle cranes, travelling cranes on a transversal beam and fixed position lifting gilsons on fishing vessels.

Preparing a plan for making a lift and a risk assessment for the lift.

Consideration of the dangers of cranework at sea in rough conditions or when there is a swell.


  • Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations Regulations
  • The purpose of Risk Assessments and how to use them
  • The Permit to Work System
  •  Documentation and regulations that apply to lifting activities
  •  Planning lifting activities
  • Hazards associated with lifting operations and the appropriate control measures
  • The roles and duties of personnel in a lifting crew
  • The basic principles of crane operations
  • Common lifting appliances and lifting accessories and their safe use
  • The Nine Point Lifting Plan
  • Recognised Hand Signals

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The Seamanship Centre
Killybegs Harbour
Killybegs, Donegal F94 V8WH Ireland


Richard Timony
+353 (0) 86 893 7225
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