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Safe Use of Slings, Hoists and Mechanical Aids (HSSLINGS) 
Course Description:

We are pleased to offer you this one day Safe Use of Slings, Hoists and Mechanical Aids course.


If on UCL Campus, you use slinging and mechanical lifting equipment, hoist and overhead crane as part of your work activities you should attend this instructor led training course.


By completing an assessment and test for competence you will be able to demonstrate that you understand the theory and practice of safe and correct handling techniques when using slings, hoists and mechanical aids.


You are required to bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of safety helmet, boots and gloves and you should refer to the Health Checklist to confirm that you are fit to undertake this training (you can access this via MyLearning).


Please note refreshments will not be provided, however you can bring along your own take away coffee.

Objectives:

During this course, you will learn:


  • The principles of safe lifting and slinging
  • How to select appropriate slinging and lifting equipment
  • Safe working loads of slinging materials
  • Storage and care of slinging equipment
  • Using lifting equipment
  • The use of fall arrestors and safety harnesses
  • The legal requirements

Intended Audience:
Staff who use slinging and mechanical lifting equipment, hoist or overhead crane
Target Audience: All
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