Familiarisation and Training

Hoist User Familiarisation 

‘Hoist User Familiarisation’ is completed on site and is Hoist specific and is offered by us as part of the handover process for hired Hoists to demonstrate the safe method of operation of the Hoist in its installed configuration. The ‘Hoist User Familiarisation’ process takes approximately 20 – 30 mins with no more than 3 people to be Familiarised at a time.  We also provide copy of bullet point notes relating to our ‘Familiarisation’.


Hoist Operator Training 

This is a one day training (certified) course. There are 3 main modules for which training is supplied: Rack and Pinion Goods Hoist, Rack and Pinion Passenger Hoist and Transport Platform.  For the module to be completed successfully, the assessor must be fully satisfied each trainee is able to safely operate the Hoist(s). Subject to successfully completing this course, respective Certification is issued through SSG Training & Consultancy, quantifying that they have attended and passed the course. This Training, when applied with a dedicated Hoist operator, by nature will minimise risk of mis/incorrect use with resulting Hoist stoppages/downtime.

Max 3 persons to attend per course.

An idea of a typical Training Day Schedule is shown below:

09.00 – 09.30am

Arrive on site for Hoist Operator Training

09:30 – 11.00am

Assessor to provide 1 and 1/2 hours Theory on the following –

* Introduction to the Industry

* Site Safety Awareness

* Hoists – Names of Components / Purpose and Use of Control

Familiarise Operator’s Handbook / Codes of Practice / Legislative Documents

Ensuring Hoist is Stable and Safe prior to use

Checking Hoist Way Protection is in use

Checking Gates and Safety Devices are Functioning

Identifying Hoist(s) Capacity

Manual Handling Techniques

Pre-use, Running Procedures / Emergency Procedures

Preparing the Hoist(s) for various Loads (Goods / Passenger)

Travelling the Hoist / Identifying Limitations

Precautions / Hazards

Safe Working Parameters

Placing the Hoist(s) in Out-of-Service Condition

11.00 – 11.15am

Coffee Break

11.15am – 12.45pm

Assessor to provide 1 and 1/2 hours Demonstration on Hoist(s)

Function (All relevant points in the Theory section to be covered)

12.45 – 1.45pm

Lunch Break

1.45 – 3.45pm

Trainees to undertake a 2 Hour Appraisal with a Written Test

(All points above to be clearly understood and demonstrated in order to complete the module)