Vacuum Lifter Training Course

Many leading construction contractors will only allow personnel who have completed this course to work on their sites

Vacuum Lifter Training Course

Many leading construction contractors will only allow personnel who have completed this course to work on their sites
It is vitally important that operators who use vacuum lifters are fully trained in their use. Whilst vacuum lifters bring savings in time and manual handling, they must be used correctly and be in a good condition. Pre-use checks are vital before using the lifter but equally the person carrying them out needs to know how to do it.

We offer two types of training:

1-Day training course

This is an in-depth course which covers aspects such as choosing the correct vacuum lifter, pre-use checks, correct use and storing. It features both theory and practical tests and is carried out at our GQA training centre. Independently accredited by the GQA – Glass Qualifications Authority, the course provides candidates with relevant and practical knowledge to safely operate vacuum lifting equipment. On successful completion of the course, the candidates will receive a GQA Q Card Photo ID, to prove competency in operating vacuum lifting equipment.
Course Overview:
• Introduction to Vacuum Lifters
• Introduction to controls
• Determining your requirements and selecting the correct lifter for the job
• Associated documentation
• Correct lifting procedures
• Theory exam
• Practical exam
Throughout the course candidates will cover:
• Health & Safety legislation & regulations
• Operator’s safety code
• Choosing the right equipment for the load
• Operator’s pre-use inspection and operational checks
• Practical operating skills
• Theoretical and practical operating test
• Course feedback and conclusion

Familiarisation

This can be carried out during delivery on site and covers the features and controls of the lifter. This is required if the operator has experience in using vacuum lifters but has not actually used a particular model. Familiarisation is not an assessment of competence.

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