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Mobile Lifting Equipment
Operation and Maintenance

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
MN145 02 - 06 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE 4,750

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven 5-day training course will highlight the added value that Mobile Lifting Equipment Operation and Maintenance can offer to support engineers and technicians working in heavy transportation and lifting, petroleum industries, and construction projects. It will show how to safely use such equipment economically, safely and environment friendly.

The training course will emphasize the application of related recommended operation and maintenance practices advised by the most reputable manufacturers of such equipment and by the relevant standards, focus on proper equipment selection for specific jobs, retrieval and interpretation of data from equipment manuals.

This training course will feature:

  • Discussions on the types and applications of modern mobile lifting equipment including truck cranes and forklifts
  • The importance of correct selection of lifting equipment for specific jobs
  • The detailed description of lifting equipment systems and characteristic performance
  • Focusing on standard safety measures to be applied on operating various lifting equipment

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the basics of lifting equipment safety
  • List the types and applications of mobile lift equipment including forklifts and mobile cranes
  • Outline the types and applications of mobile lifting equipment
  • Discuss the issues of forklifts and truck cranes stability
  • Describe the principle of operation of various stability monitoring systems used in modern forklifts and truck cranes
  • List and explain the application of forklift attachments and the lifting tackles
  • Inspect the lifting tackles including wire ropes, synthetic slings, clips, hooks, sockets, eyebolts, and hoist rings
  • Apply a standard inspection procedure on truck cranes and write the relevant report
  • Explain how to maintain the forklifts and truck cranes

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Load lifting engineers and supervisors
  • Mobile cranes operators
  • Mobile cranes maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Mobile cranes inspectors
  • Load lifting safety engineers and professionals

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily course sections will be highly interactive and participative. It also involves detailed discussions accompanying the presentation of videos showing the up-to-date technology in mobile cranes, load lifting safety, and mobile cranes maintenance and inspection. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring and analyse data from their own work domain; this adds greater relevancy to the content.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Load Lifting Equipment Basics

Competency Description: A comprehensive introduction to the loads lifting terminology, basics, and related standards with special emphasis on lifting equipment certification and required lifting team skills.

Key behaviours

  • Outline the content of the standards for load lifting by mobile cranes
  • Conduct the preparatory work prior to loads lifting
  • Carry out the basic calculations prior to loads lifting
  • List the competencies and skills of: crane operator, lifting signaller, lifting supervisor, and lifting team leader

Topics to be covered

  • Load lifting safety standards
  • Load lifting certification
  • Load lifting basics: Preparatory work and calculations – selection of equipment and lifting tackles – load hitching - loads hanging – load moving and signalling – Load positioning or stacking
  • Qualifications and skills of lifting equipment operators

Day Two: Lifting Tackles

Competency Description: The description and comprehensive understanding of the types and application of lifting tackles or accessories with focusing on their materials, inspection, and safety factors.

Key behaviours

  • List the types of lifting tackles
  • Identify the materials of various lifting tackles (Ropes – slings – clips and schackles – hooks, sockets – eye bolts and hoist rings)
  • List the applications and the safety factors of lifting tackles
  • Inspect a set of lifting tackles

Topics to be covered

  • Wire ropes
    • Types and classification – Construction – Grades – Lays - Safety factor – Sizing – Aging – Maintenance – Safety precautions – Inspection
  • Rigging slings
    • Working Load Limit (WLL)- Hitches (Single – Bridle – Basket – Choker - Applications) - Synthetic slings (Types – Grades - Applications) - Sling tables and sling leg load - Unequal sling lengths and centre of gravity - Sling shock load
  • Clips and Schackles
    • Standards - Wire rope clips types (U bolt – fist grip) - Clips number and installation - Types of schackles (Screw anchor – Chain anchor - Schackle rules - Schackles for synthetic slings)
  • Hooks
    • Standards - Hooks loading – Load limit - Types (Wide schackle – Sizes – Material – Grade)
  • Sockets
    • Types: Headache ball – Wedge – Applications
  • Eye bolts and Hoist Rings
    • Working load - Types - Alignment - Applications

Day Three: Forklift Operation and Maintenance

Competency Description: Delegates will be expected to make a meaningful contribution to everything associated with forklifts and in this respect, they will need to take cognizance of their different types and attachments, applications, and their design features with special focusing on their stability.

Key behaviours

  • Name the types forklifts
  • Describe the layout of various types of forklifts
  • Explain the forklift stability problems and their solutions
  • List the operating hazards of forklifts
  • Identify various forklift attachments

Topics to be covered

  • Forklift types (Stand up rider – Sit down rider – Motorized hand pallet jack – Rough terrain)
  • Forklift layout and components
  • Forklift stability and modern stability monitoring systems
  • Forklift operating hazards
  • Forklift operations (Pre-operation checks – Picking up the load – Travelling with load – load placement – Moving on ramps – Crossing railroads – Parking)
  • Forklift hazards
  • Forklift attachments (Side shifters – carton clamp – Drum rotator – Paper roll clamp – bar arm clamp – pallet handler – Pull and push - …)
  • Forklift safety standards

Day Four: Mobile Truck Cranes

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of the main types of truck cranes, applications, and lifting operations. Emphasis will be on design features of truck cranes that affect their stability and the safety systems that modern truck cranes actually have.

Key behaviours

  • Name the types of truck cranes, and state their applications
  • Describe the design features of truck cranes
  • Plan for load lifting loads with truck cranes
  • Interpret the load charts of truck cranes
  • Describe the stability and safety systems of truck cranes

Topics to be covered

  • Types of mobile crane
    • Telescopic boom (Rough terrain - Carry deck – Pick& carry – Carrier mounted – Crawler – Truck mounted)
    • Lattice boom (Carrier mounted – Crawler – Truck mounted – Long reach)
  • Mobile crane identification
  • Mobile crane layout and components
  • Load charts
  • Reeving load blocks
  • Mobile crane stability and operation quadrants
  • Mobile crane Operation
    • Pre-lift operations (Selection of proper crane - Critical lift criteria and preparation Boom length & radius & angle – Ground bearing capacity checking – Load and rigging – Environment conditions – Selection of operator and signalling person – Lift plan checklist – Lift plan drawing – Site preparation)
    • Safe operating procedure (crane levelling – load rigging – load lifting – load moving – load positioning)
    • Data hazard sheet
    • Safety systems

Day Five: Maintenance and Inspection of Mobile Lifting Equipment

Competency Description: A load lifting team leader needs to ensure that his truck cranes perform with maximum safety thereby they have to be well maintained and regularly inspected; in this regard, the standard regulations have to be applied and a careful planning has to be conducted prior to loads lifting.

Key behaviours

  • Interpret the mechanical maintenance records.
  • Describe the periodic maintenance operations for truck cranes.
  • Conduct regular inspection of truck cranes.
  •  Explain how to periodically certify truck cranes.

Topics to be covered

  • Mobile cranes Maintenance
    • Basics of mechanical maintenance
    • Pre-delivery maintenance of mobile cranes
    • In-service maintenance intervals and operations
    • Maintenance personnel qualification and skills
    • Maintenance information and records
  • Inspection
    • Crane data
    • Crane manual and records
    • Pre-inspection operations
    • Crane set-up
    • Load charts
    • Crane inspection components
    • Assessment of crane condition

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PetroKnowledge Training


Mobile Lifting Equipment
Operation and Maintenance


Code Date Venue Fees
MN145 02 - 06 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750



Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven 5-day training course will highlight the added value that Mobile Lifting Equipment Operation and Maintenance can offer to support engineers and technicians working in heavy transportation and lifting, petroleum industries, and construction projects. It will show how to safely use such equipment economically, safely and environment friendly.

The training course will emphasize the application of related recommended operation and maintenance practices advised by the most reputable manufacturers of such equipment and by the relevant standards, focus on proper equipment selection for specific jobs, retrieval and interpretation of data from equipment manuals.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily course sections will be highly interactive and participative. It also involves detailed discussions accompanying the presentation of videos showing the up-to-date technology in mobile cranes, load lifting safety, and mobile cranes maintenance and inspection. Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring and analyse data from their own work domain; this adds greater relevancy to the content.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Load Lifting Equipment Basics

Competency Description: A comprehensive introduction to the loads lifting terminology, basics, and related standards with special emphasis on lifting equipment certification and required lifting team skills.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Lifting Tackles

Competency Description: The description and comprehensive understanding of the types and application of lifting tackles or accessories with focusing on their materials, inspection, and safety factors.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Forklift Operation and Maintenance

Competency Description: Delegates will be expected to make a meaningful contribution to everything associated with forklifts and in this respect, they will need to take cognizance of their different types and attachments, applications, and their design features with special focusing on their stability.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Mobile Truck Cranes

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of the main types of truck cranes, applications, and lifting operations. Emphasis will be on design features of truck cranes that affect their stability and the safety systems that modern truck cranes actually have.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Maintenance and Inspection of Mobile Lifting Equipment

Competency Description: A load lifting team leader needs to ensure that his truck cranes perform with maximum safety thereby they have to be well maintained and regularly inspected; in this regard, the standard regulations have to be applied and a careful planning has to be conducted prior to loads lifting.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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