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Overhead Gantry Crane Training in Manchester


Fully accredited overhead gantry crane training courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Overhead Gantry Crane training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited lifting and banksman training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our overhead gantry crane certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our crane training courses include: 

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Lorry Mounted Crane courses are available onsite and at our training centre



Our Overhead Gantry Crane Training Courses


Overhead Gantry Crane Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering lifting and banksman training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our overhead gantry crane courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Overhead Gantry Crane Training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 2 day with a maximum of 4 participants

Availability: Onsite and at our training centre.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a overhead gantry crane.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for overhead gantry cranes.


Key Assessment Areas

At Pro Trainers UK, we adhere to strict guidelines established by NPORS & ITSSAR to ensure that our staff are trained to the highest standard in overhead gantry operation. We utilise a comprehensive assessment process to evaluate participants' competency in all aspects of the training course, instilling confidence in their ability to meet course requirements effectively. Below is a breakdown of the key components included in our assessment report:

1. Safety Awareness Session: Participants undergo a safety awareness session covering essential topics such as the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. This session also addresses safe working loads, inspection of lifting tackle, and the function of all crane controls and components to ensure safe operating practices.

2. Pre-Operational Checks: Participants are assessed on their ability to perform thorough pre-operational checks on rider-operated cranes. This includes inspecting components such as isolator switches, system operation lights, power supply cables, tracks, hoist ropes, motors, and safety devices. Ensuring the crane is in optimal working condition is essential for safe operation.

3. Site Safety: Evaluation of participants' awareness of site safety considerations, including hazards such as other site personnel and vehicles, ground conditions, debris and obstructions, and overhead obstacles. Participants must demonstrate an understanding of how to assess and mitigate risks to maintain a safe working environment.

4. Load Safety Checks: Participants are tested on their ability to conduct load safety checks, including assessing the weight, size, location, and lifting points of loads. This involves identifying potential hazards such as loose items or moving parts and ensuring proper rigging techniques are employed to secure the load safely.


5. Lifting Operations: Assessment of participants' proficiency in liaising with a banksman/slinger/signaller to assess lifting operations, agree on signal codes, and communicate effectively during crane operations. Participants demonstrate their ability to operate the crane correctly under the control of the banksman/slinger, carrying out various lifts using a variety of lifting tackle.

6. Post-Operational Procedures: Participants are evaluated on their adherence to post-operational procedures, including safely parking the crane in a designated area, ensuring no load is left on the hook, removing keys (if fitted), switching off the main isolator switch, checking for defects, and leaving the crane in a safe and secure condition.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our overhead gantry crane training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a overhead gantry crane safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world crane operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of crane operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of overhead gantry crane operation.


1. Who should attend the overhead gantry training course?

Our overhead gantry training course is designed for individuals who operate or will be operating overhead cranes in industrial or warehouse settings. This includes crane operators,

supervisors, and other personnel involved in crane operations.

2. How long does the overhead gantry training course last?

The duration of the overhead gantry training course varies depending on the level of training and the number of participants. Typically, the novice course lasts for two days, while refresher courses may be completed in one day. Please contact our training centre for specific course duration and scheduling options.

43 What topics are covered in the overhead gantry training course?

Our overhead gantry training course covers essential topics such as crane operation principles, safety regulations, pre-operational checks, load handling techniques, and emergency procedures. Participants also receive hands-on training in operating overhead cranes in various scenarios.

4. Can the overhead gantry training course be conducted onsite at our facility?

Yes, we offer onsite training options for the overhead gantry course to accommodate your organisation's specific needs. Our experienced instructors can conduct training sessions at your facility, providing tailored instruction that aligns with your workplace environment and equipment.

6. What accreditation does Pro Trainers UK hold for overhead gantry training?

Pro Trainers UK adheres to industry standards and is accredited by reputable organizations such as NPORS & ITSSAR for overhead gantry training. Our certification ensures that participants receive high-quality training that meets industry standards.

7. Can participants receive a certificate upon completing the overhead gantry training course?

Yes, participants who successfully complete our overhead gantry training course receive a certificate of completion. This certificate verifies their competency in operating overhead cranes safely and may be used to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.



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