Slinging Regular Loads & Directing a Crane

You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and control hazards in crane operations, safely and competently sling regular loads, and direct a crane in load movements using hand signals and radio communication.

  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
    Greymouth, Westport, Auckland and Christchurch campuses and approved temporary sites.
  • Total Duration:
    4 days
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year
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Unit Standards in this course include:

  • 3789 – Sling regular loads and safely direct a crane during crane operations
  • 30072 – Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely

Entry Criteria

  • Be 16 years or over

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5
  • Relevant work experience in a role requiring the preparation of loads for lifting.
  • Must be physically fit and capable of working at height

Note: This course requires specific levels of physical ability and aptitude for working at heights.


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme