Slinging, Lifting, Moving and Placing with an Excavator or Loader

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When on the job, there will be times where you need to move or place equipment and there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. 

Equipment can be large and heavy such as drainage pipes and manholes.  To help you, it is important to move and place this large equipment with either a loader or excavator. 

The information that is presented to you on course will give you the industry standard on the step you will need to do to get the job done efficiently and safely.

This course aims to equip individuals with knowledge of slinging, lifting, and placing with an excavator or loader.


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1 day course.

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Kingsley Hannah

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$495 +GST per person

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • OSH requirements
  • How to sling a load and secure it
  • Communication with lifting loads - hand signals
  • Hazards while slinging and lifting
  • How to check lifting gear
  • Safe operation of machinery been used to lift
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Describe the principles for using an excavator or loader for lifting and moving loads
  • Describe types and inspection of lifting attachments on excavators and loaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting and securing gear used with excavators and loaders
  • Describe communication for slinging, lifting, moving and placing operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with slinging, lifting, moving and placing, and describe requirements for their control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of slinging, lifting, moving and placing of components, materials, and objects at civil infrastructure worksites
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Who should attend

  • Operators and people affected by slinging loads, ground people who sling the load, Drainage crews
  • Project Managers may also benefit from attendance at this course to understand the process and how it may affect planning processes
  • Material supplier yards people who undertake the lift
  • Local council staff who work in recycling and tip environments
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