The Lifting Supervisor training will equip the Lifting Supervisor with competences that will permit
him to adequately implement the lift plan and ensure that lifting is carried out exactly as stated in
the method statement. Upon completing the training participants will be competently trained as
a lifting supervisor with adequate safety knowledge and skills to supervise all lifting operations in
accordance with the lifting plan.


At the end of the program delegates will be able to :-

  • Explain the legal requirement related to safe lifting operation.
  • List the duties of personnel involved in lifting operation.
  • Comply with safe work procedure and planning for safe lifting operation.
  • Coordinate and supervise lifting operations involving crane in a safe and efficient way based on lifting plan.
  • Ensure correct lifting methods and lifting gears.
  • Identify hazard associated in lifting activities and crane operation.
  • Understanding Job Safety Analysis and load chart calculation for lifting operation.
  • Inspect lifting gears and slings for safety purpose
  • Respond to lifting accident and emergencies.



Overview of applicable safety and health legislation at the workplace with regard to the duties of employers and employees as well as lifting specific requirements

  • Factories and Machinery Act 1967
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
  • Codes of practices
  • Safe Work Practice for Lifting Operations

List of duties of personnel involved in lifting operation

Roles and responsibilities:-

  • Duties of Lifting Supervisor
  • Duties of Crane Operators
  • Duties of Riggers
  • Duties of Signalman

Safe Use of Mobile Cranes

  • Types and configurations
  • Principles of operations
  • Characteristics of crane
  • Tandem lifting in mobile crane
  • Supervision of lifting operation for truck-mounted crane, crawler crane and lorry loader
  • Site preparation
  • Outrigger use
  • Operating procedures
  • Inspection and maintenance

Safe Use of Crawler Cranes

  • Checklist for Tower Crane Use
  • Cranes (eg overhead travelling,gantry, jib/pillar, portable crane etc), excavator approved to be used as Lifting Machine, material handling machinery
  • Safety devices

Inspection of Crane

  • Visual inspection
  • Periodic preventive maintenance
  • Crane checklist
  • PMA’s renewal
  • Load Test

Inspection & Selection of Lifting Gears

Equipment that designed and used to connect the load and lifting appliances will be discussed including inspection

  • Slings – wire, chain, webbing
  • Shackles,Swivel
  • Hook
  • Eye bolts
  • Clamp
  • Spreader Bar
  • Removal Criteria – Tear & Wear
  • Load test and LG’s certificate

Basic Rigging and Slinging Methods

  • Types of rigging equipment
  • Rigging and slinging guidelines

Slinging Methods

4 ways of slinging and factors that affect the strength of sling while lifting will be discussed

  • Direct Hitch
  • Choke / Reeve Hitch
  • Basket Hitch
  • Double wrap
  • Signal


  • Hand signal
  • Electronic devices
  • Why communication is very important
  • Communication types

Hazard Identification In Lifting Activities

  • Participants will be exposed to lifting hazards and to minimize the risks including the Safe Operating Procedure
  • How to do risk assessment and risk control for lifting operation.
  • How to develop Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for lifting activity.
  • Group exercise – How to do JSA
  • Group presentation

Introduction To Lifting Plan & Management

  • Appointed authorized person
  • Safe work of practise before,during and after
  • Develop crane procedure/work instruction
  • Training
  • Checklist
  • Permit To Work
  • Maintenance, Inspection
  • Audit & Periodic test
  • PPE
  • Housekeeping
  • Prepare Lifting Plan – Exercise

Planning for Safe Lifting Operations

  • Lifting plan requirements
  • Permit-to-Work and safe work procedures
  • Interpretation of load charts and related terminologies
  • Proximity hazards and appropriate steps and measures to exclude persons not directly involved with the lift from the lifting zone
  • Risk assessment (JSA)

Load Chart & Sling Tension Calculation.

  • Centre of Gravity (COG)
  • How to identify sufficient degree for safe load
  • How to calculate force onto lifting point
  • How to choose the right sling according force calculation
  • How to calculate SWL for wire rope
  • Load chart
  • Lifting triangle- tension calculation load multiplier
  • Sling SWL reducing factor
  • Exercise

Lifting Accidents and Emergency Response

  • Accident investigation and analysis process of lifting accidents
  • Preventive measures
  • Emergency response procedure
  • Case study on common hazards and causes of lifting accidents involving cranes
  • How to report an accident to JKKP via JKKP 8 Form
  • How to do a simple and efficient an accident/incident report



Lifting supervisor training