By: Phakamisa Safety  11-11-2011
Keywords: Lifting Equipment, slings, Lifting Tackle

Management, Technical and Legal Compliance Lifting Tackle Training Course(MTLC)

Workshop Objectives:

Unsafe lifting practice is mostly caused by ignorance and abuse in the work place. This is aggravated by managements lack of technical knowledge, legal compliance requirements and their responsibility to implement and adhere to a safe lifting program.

This unique course is designed to assist management of all types of manufacturing companies, plants, installations and mines that use lifting equipment, to ensure safe lifting practice and procedures.

Training Material Used:

  • Power point presentation (400 slides)
  • 5 Videos on safe lifting practise, chain, wire
  • Rope, webbing and hoist safety.
  • Demonstration of used and new products
  • Manufacturers catalogues and wall charts
  • Comprehensive 95 page Training Manual
  • Venue : Customers Training facility on site
  • Course Duration Full Day 08h00 to 15h30

Note: Where applicable to customize the presentation to meet your specific requirements, a brief survey of your plant or operation should be conducted, prior to the seminar.

  • Certification : A Certificate of Attendance, listing the module covered is issued on successful completion of the course.
  • Written Assessment: A comprehensive written questionnaire is conducted at the end of the program, by all candidates. Certificates will only be awarded to those who achieve a pass rate 70%. Course Manual: A comprehensive Training Manual, of more than 90 pages, is provided to every candidate.
  • Accreditation: This course is unique and no formal accreditation, in terms of SAQA or NQF requirements exist for such specialized lifting equipment advanced management and technical short course.

The course is endorsed by LEEASA as essential for the lifting tackle component of LMI training.The course has been validated for ECSA members CPD. Course validation number COET0104.

Who should attend?

  1. Artisans and Apprentices
  2. Rigging personnel and Contractors
  3. Inspectors and Maintenance Personnel
  4. Health and Safety Reps, Suppliers sales and Technical staff.
  5. Safety offices, Trainers And Loss Control Personnel.
  6. Foreman, Supervisors and Engineering personnel.
  7. Staff concerned with the use, or specifying of Lifting Equipment.
  8. SHE and Safety Coordinators, Training Officers.

Lifting Tackle Inspection Course (LTI)

Workshop Objectives
  1. It is a legal requirement to inspect all lifting equipment at various mandatory intervals, Furthermore , the user must record the results of all these inspections in a register, which must be kept for this purpose and the register much be available for inspection, or auditing, at any time.
  2. The objective of this unique course is to teach, demonstrate and explain to existing or prospective lifting tackle inspectors (LTIs) exactly how to inspect properly and record the results of these inspections in a proper register.
  3. Lifting tackle inspection covered in the course: Chain slings, wire row slings, webbing slings and components , such as shackles, hooks and eyebolts. Also visual inspections of chain blocks and lever hoists, clamps and trolleys, electric and pneumatic hoists, lifting beams and wire rope winches.

Training material used:

  1. A power point presentation of 400 slides.
  2. 5 Videos on safe lifting practise and the inspection of chain, wire rope, webbing and hoist safety.
  3. Demonstration of used and new products
  4. Manufacturers catalogues and wall charts
  5. A Lifting Equipment Inspection Register is supplied to each candidate.

Customers Training Facility on Site

Course Duration :

Full Day 08h00 TO 15h00

A certificate of Attendance listing all the modules covered in the course is issued on successful completion of the course.

A comprehensive written assessment listing all the modules covered in the course is issued on successful completion of the course.

Accreditation: This course is unique and no formal accreditation, in terms of SAQA OR NQF requirements exist for such a specialized lifting equipment advanced management and technical short course.
and technical lifting tackle component inspector course such as this one.

The course is essential for the lifting tackle component of LMI and LTI training and he course has been validated by ECSA for CPD POINTS.# CET0133

It is essential to note that candidates who are nominated for this Intensive Course must be carefully selected by management and possess the necessary attitude skills and ability to conduct proper inspections after completing the course.

Who should attend the LTI course. LMIs and persons whoa re nominated to become Lifting Tackle Inspectors. Artisans and Apprentices responsible for lifting equipment. Rigging, existing inspection and maintenance personnel. Contractors Inspectors. Safety and SHE staff.

Basic Slinging & Inspection Course (BSI)

Course Objective:

This one day unique basic course has been designed to demonstrate and teach users of slings and sling components, as well as chain and lever hoists how to handle loads correctly. The following is covered:

  1. How to identify the correct type of slings and components to be used
  2. The users legal responsibilities in terms of lifting tackle and hoists.
  3. How to evaluate the different types of loads considering load types, size, mass , sling angles, centre of gravity , shock loads , clamping forces and sling capacities.
  4. How to correctly attach slings to lifting machines.
  5. How to correctly and safely handle the load.
  6. How to stack the load correctly and remove slings properly.
  7. How to visually inspect the slings before and after use for any damage or defects and report accordingly.
  8. How to store lifting equipment correctly after use.
Training Venue:

 At clients training facility on site.

Course Duration:

 6 hours.

Why should you attend:

Banks men, Foreman, Inspectors, Riggers, Artisans Safety Representatives, Safety and Training Personnel, Contractors Supervisors .

Cost per work shop:
Cost will depend on number of candidates and location.
Method of Instruction:

The workshop is conducted by demonstrating samples of lifting tackle, assisted by 4 videos, a power point presentation and wall charts.

Language medium:

The course is conducted in English or Afrikaans

Training Manual:

Each candidate received a comprehensive training manual with pictures illustration and text covering the contents of the course.


A Certification of Attendance, stating the modules covered in the course is issued on completion of the course. Note there is no written test or practical assessment.


No SAQA unit standard for this particular short course exists.

However, it is the duty of the employers to train persons who handle loads, how to do it safely and correctly. This present lack of official accreditation should also not deter Employers from providing specialized training, such as provided in our course to upgrade skills. This will also contribute to implementing safety programs in the work place such as complying with a Total Safe Lifting Program.

Keywords: Lifting Equipment, Lifting Tackle, slings

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