Overhead & Gantry Crane Instructor

Over the 3 days the Candidates who successfully complete this course will learn the skills and knowledge to successfully deliver Over Head (Gantry) Crane Operator Training and Instruction. 


3 Days


Nationwide for private courses

Max Number

4 per Instructor

Candidate Requirements

All candidates must have a good understanding of oral and written English. Training Qualification to QQI Level 6 or equivalent is highly recommended for candidates who will be doing inhouse Overhead & Gantry Crane Operator training and is a requirement for those who intend training on a commercial basis. Candidates must be experienced Operators and also hold a valid and current Overhead & Gantry Crane Operator Certificate and/or card.


5 year NST Card and Certification


Please enquire for group private/inhouse training.


Day 1Over Head Gantry Crane Operator Training – Modules include:

  • Legislation in relation to Health & Safety
  • Compliance of inspections
  • Responsibilities of the operator and the employer
  • Over Head Crane Categories
  • Safe Operation of Over Head Cranes
  • Identifying Risks and Hazards associated with Over Head Crane use including overloading & shock loading – Pre & Post Use Inspections of Over Head Cranes
  • Lifting Equipment Safety
  • Pre & Post Use Inspections of Lifting Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Operator Theory and Practical Assessments

Day 2: Lifting Equipment Safety and Inspections –

  • Legislation in relation to lifting equipment
  • Responsibilities of the operator and the employer
  • Compliance of 6 monthly inspections
  • Determining the centre of gravity of the load
  • Basic rigging practices
  • Tension developed by sling angles
  • Hitch selection and appliances
  • Effect of sling angles on rigging and hardware

Day 3:  Recap and Assessments – The Instructor / examiner will supervise and audit the theory and practical assessments which will be completed by each candidate.

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    Group Size (required)