Man-Rider Hoist Operator

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite. The individual should have no history of a disabling medical condition, which may be sufficient reason for disqualification.

Course Length: 3-4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20) and exercises will be divided into groups.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates assigned to operate industrial Man-Riding Winches the necessary skills to safely perform their jobs.
  • Provide delegates with recommended industry practices to allow safe work with Man- Riding Winches.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practicals

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Man-Riding Winch

  • Why Training?
  • Definitions
    • Operator
    • Qualified Person
    • Qualified Rigger
    • Boatswain’s Chair
    • Red Zone
  • Air Compressor Terms
    • Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI)
    • Absolute Pressure
    • Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM)
    • Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM)
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Facility Manager/Yard Manager/Offshore Manager
    • First Line Supervisor/Superintendent
    • Winch Operator
    • Signal Person
    • Personnel Working Near Equipment

Hoisting Personnel

  • Attachment and Rigging
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Pre-lift Meeting
  • Using a Boatswain’s/Bosun Chair
  • Lifting Personnel

Boatswain’s/Bosun Chair

  • Purpose
  • Personnel Riding
  • Fall Arrest
  • Work Positioning
  • Limitations
    • Capacity
    • Environmental Hazards
    • Swing Impacts
    • Free Fall
    • Training
  • Inspection
  • Donning

Man-Riding Operational Requirements

  • Qualified Person requirements
  • Alternative Methods
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Pre-Job Safety Meeting
  • Harnesses and Associated Equipment
  • Connecting Devices
  • Winches and Lifting System
  • Secondary Independent - Connection Fall Protection
  • Pre-Lift Procedures
  •  Lifting Procedures
  • Winch Operators
  • Man-Riding Winch Storage

Man-Riding Winch Safety

  • Safety Devices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Barricading the Work Area
  • Man-Riding Winch Installation
    • Pre-Installation Requirements
    • Securing Air Winch
    • Power Supplies
    • Calculating Air Flow
  • Air Compressors
    • Installation
    • Requirements
    • Test Certificates
    • Air Supply Information
    • Calculating Air Flow
  • Snatch Blocks
    • Requirements
    • Selection
  • Sheave Inspection
  • Proper Sheave/Wire Rope Requirements
    • Sheave Inspection
    • Wire Rope Spooling
    • Wire Rope Maintenance
    • Wire Rope Alignment Techniques

Man-Riding Winch Operation

  • Winch Capacity
  • Winch Speed
  • Winch Operation
    • Pre-Operations
    • Post Operations
    • Winch Brake
    • Load Control/Tag Lines

Hand Signals

  • Signal Person Requirements
  • Hand Signal Review

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize an air winch, Boatswain’s/Bosun Chair, loads & rigging techniques.

Practical shall verify that the delegate is able to complete the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Inspect man-riding harness properly
  • Inspect and identify damaged hardware/rigging gear
  • Select the appropriate hardware/rigging gear to complete required lifts
  • Communicate effectively with the operator using proper hand signals
  • Select the appropriate rigging techniques to complete the required lifts
  • Maintain hand/body position absent from hazards (pinch points)
  • Prevent anyone from standing under a suspended load
  • Work safely with others as a team
  • Store hardware/rigging gear properly following its use

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Rigging Material
  • Boatswain’s/Bosun Chair
  • Air Winch

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 1926.1431 Hoisting Personnel
ASME B.30.23 Personnel Lifting System
ANSI A10.22 Safety Requirements for Rope Guided and Non-Guided Workers’ Hoist

  • Course ID #: MA110


Jun 07 2023


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