We provide a wide selection of Lifting Operation courses, specialising in on-site training and this course N104 Overhead Crane.  Which is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain an Overhead Crane.

Delegate Eligibility – Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Course Duration

There are 3 levels of experience

  • Novice: Where full training is required. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1-3 days
  • Refresher and Test: Where candidates require refresher training and may need some remedial tuition. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
  • Experienced Worker Test (EWT): This is just testing only 4 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

EWT’s are also applicable for a special combination of tests – as a slinger  signaller is required for the test a 3 + 3 Combination is available.
i.e. 3 tests on a Mobile Crane + 3 tests on an Overhead Crane or 3 Crane tests + 3 Slinger tests, in the day

Test timings : Each candidates full practical Overhead Crane test must be completed within 1 hour 10 minute duration.

N104 Overhead Crane

Course Content
  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
  • Pre-shift checks and daily maintenance
  • Motive and operating controls
  • Carry out load safety checks
  • Liaise with Banks person or Slinger to assess lifting operations
  • Operating the crane correctly under the control of a Banks person or Slinger
  • Carry out various lifts using a variety of lifting tackle unassisted
  • Crane left safe and secure
  • Pendent Controlled
  • Cab mounted
  • Remote Control

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).

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Learning Outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as a Crane operator
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Overhead Crane use
  • Conduct all pre-operational and running checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements
  • Prepare the Overhead Crane for use and operate machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures

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Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Registration with NPORS can be with either the standard 5 year traditional card or with a NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card.

NPORS CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card.

New Entrant – No (S)NVQ Held (2 year – Red Card)

Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite Crane NVQ will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite (S)NVQ.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record & operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – (S)NVQ Held (5 year – Blue Card)

Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite (S)NVQ will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record & operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operators continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases for a NPORS CSCS card, operators will have to supply proof that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within two years.

So candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS traditional registration and plastic ID card N104 Overhead Crane
  • NPORS CSCS registration and plastic ID card C104 Overhead Crane
    2 year Red card – No NVQ
    5 year Blue card – if you hold a NVQ for Excavations

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

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The technical bit…


According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘All people using equipment at work must be adequately trained to ensure health and safety in its use, supervision or management. … People should be competent for the work they undertake. Training – along with knowledge, experience and skill – helps develop such competence. However, competence may (in some cases) necessarily include medical fitness and physical / mental aptitude for the activity.’

Specifications – requirements for the course
  • The slinger signaller used to attach loads must be adequately trained
  • All lifting accessories must be certified and fit for purpose
  • The weight of all loads must be known and clearly marked on the load
On-site Course Requirements
  • A room for the theory session
  • A safe area for the practical session with use of the Overhead Crane.
  • Representative Loads.
  • Slinger signaller to liaise with and assist with the lifting operation.
  • The Instructor is required to see the LOLER certificate for all equipment used for the practical sessions before commencement of the course.
  • All machines to be in good working order.
  • Candidates will need to know their date of birth and National Insurance number.

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How can we help

At Kentra Training Centre we are proud to offer a wide range of training courses and cater to the bespoke needs of our clients. Let us know when you need and how we can help you, and be sure of a friendly welcome from the team.

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We look forward to helping you with this N104 Overhead Crane course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

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