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Rigging and Lifting (Telecoms Level1)

This course provides the delegate with legislation knowledge & HSE, Operator & MATS guidance involving lifting activities specific to telecoms.

Description

This Course provides the delegate with Legislation knowledge & HSE, Operator & MATS guidance involving lifting activities specific to telecoms. Realistic, practical experience to be achieved, working to heights of 30m and loads of 65Kg. We reference the potential weight of a 5G non active antenna (circa 120Kg) showing the benefits of mechanical advantage. We discuss the merits of lifting with mechanical equipment over that of manually lifting with such weights.

All personnel involved with either managing or delivering rigging activities should attend.

Theory
• Legislation, HSE, Operator & MATS Guidance
• Duties within the rigging team
• Site hazard identification
• Communication
• Managing exclusion zones
• Equipment identification, selection and inspection
• Tool tethering
Practical
• Pre use inspection of equipment
• Basic Knots and use of rope
• Rig design
• Safe systems of work covering braking systems
• Use of pulleys including cams
• Slinging and securing loads
• Mechanical advantage

Certification Method: Continual practical observation assessment and a written assessment (40mins) on day 2 of course.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

This course is intended for the delegates to further their knowledge towards becoming compliant with the definition of competent persons under LOLER 1998. If in any doubt always seek guidance from manufacturer’s guidelines and instruction. Loads & heights of lesser or greater amounts than those taught on the course will, as best practise, need to be Risk Assessed before works & the competency of the team is considered.

This course covers the guidance to be competent in lifting and rigging on MBNL sites relating to MBNL H & S Bulletin 78 & 80. MATS Referenced documents: SB-002, GN-001, GN-005, GN-007, GN-010, GN-012, GN-013, GN-017 & GN-018

To note; this course does not cover specialist training such as capstan winches and derricks. Further High Work training courses are required for these specific tasks.

Prerequisites

Valid in date certification for Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue, Manual Handling and a Fit to Climb Medical required.

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