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Certification

Operators of hoisting equipment, load and personnel lifting equipment, slingers and signalers

This certification scheme of personal skills apply to operators of hoisting equipment, load and personnel lifting equipment, slingers and signalers.

Any person certified under this scheme is qualified as follows:

 

  • Operate load lifting, personnel lifting or hoisting equipment for the purpose of placing loads according to the scope of their certification
  • Respond to the signals of the supervisor or signaler
  • Take the responsibility for the operations for which he/she is certified and under his/her direct control
  • Operate the equipment for which he/she is certified in a safe and efficient manner
  • (experienced operator level only) Train and coach non-experienced operators.
  • (experienced operator level only) Supervise operations performed with equipment for which the operator has been certified.

 

  • Assist the equipment operator in lifting or hoisting maneuvers according to the scope of his/her certification, to ensure that they are performed safely and efficiently
  • Use the signaling system specified in IRAM 3922:2017 standard according to the scope of his/her certification
  • Identify possible deviations in the stability of the load, influence of the wind in relation to the load.
  • Identify possible risks inherent to the hoisting of the load, as well as to the environment in which the load moves.
  • Identify if any hoisting element or guide rope is not working properly.
  • (Crushing, overpositioning, lack of thread on a bolt or eyebolt, or deviation out of proposal by the slingers).
  • Report any anomaly to supervisors
  • (for experienced level only) Train and coach inexperienced signalmen.
  • (experienced signaler level only) Supervise operations performed by non-experienced signalers 

 

  • Brace the load for its adequate hoisting
  • Verify the condition of each implement and load handling element and its correct use
  • Report any irregularities to the supervisor
  • (experienced slinger level only) Train and coach non-experienced slingers.
  • (experienced  slinger level only) Supervise slinging by non-experienced slingers

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