Open: We are open for business and Covid secure Learn more

Health & Safety Training Ltd

Overhead Gantry Crane

Trusted reviews from

Read our - reviews

Course Overview

The course is approved by the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS).


1-3 days

Valid for

Refresher recommended after 3 years

Course Details

Available to

Why Use HST?

  • 1000s of people trained

    Our staff are highly experienced, so you can be sure you're learning from experts.

  • 98% pass rates

    We work hard to ensure that all of the candidates who take our courses pass.

  • Experienced trainers

    Our staff are fully qualified and experienced in the variety of training courses we offer, so you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands when you sign up for a HST training course.

  • On-site training

    We can come to your site and carry out your training course there, for maximum convenience.

Overhead Gantry Crane

The NPORS Overhead Gantry Crane training course (OHC) delivered by Health and safety Training Ltd ensure successful candidates have the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in safely operating an OHC.

The course consists of explanatory theory lessons and practical demonstrations including exercises, all of which are supported by the use of power point presentations and safety DVDs detailing:

  • Current relevant Health and Safety Regulations
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems (where applicable)
  • Slinging and operating to signaller’s signs
  • Methods of extending / reducing the jib length (where applicable)
  • Effects of shock loading
  • Operator Code of Safe Practice

By the end of the course the successful candidates will be able to carry out a safe pre-shift inspection and be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice. They will also be able to operate the crane safely in response to given tasks using the pendant where applicable, as well as respond to, and work with, a Slinger using recognised hand signals. We also ensure all candidates have a thorough understanding of their individual responsibilities under current and relevant health and safety legislation, whilst also being able to safely recognise the defects and hazards that affect crane motions.

On successful completion of the gantry crane training courses, the candidates will be issued with either a Health and Safety Training Ltd in-house certification, or an NPORS Trained Operators Card and certificate proving their capabilities. This course can be provided fully or part funded by the government if your company meets the strict eligibility criteria. Call us today at Health and Safety Training Ltd to find out more about our available courses in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, Darlington & Middlesbrough.

Start your course today

Operate an overhead gantry crane safely with our course!

    Call us today on 0191 644 0332 0191 644 0332

    Overhead Gantry Crane Gallery

    We can come to you!

    If you have enough space at your premises, we can come directly to you to carry out the training. This just means that your staff don't have to worry about any long commutes, and your operations experience minimal downtime.

    Training in your area

    Follow us Join the discussion and follow us on Twitter

    Follow us
    Menu Courses 0191 644 0332 0191 644 0332

    By clicking "Accept All Cookies", you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, assist in our marketing efforts, and for personalised advertising.

    More Information Accept All Cookies