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Explosive Power Tools

Who should do the course?

Any persons handling explosive power tools in their current working environment.

Course objective:

This is a short course on the safe handling and operation of explosive powered tools , has been designed to give users a clearer understanding of the safe working practices they should adopt when using explosive power tools in the workplace

Course Involves:

  • OHS Legislation
  • OHS Regulations
  • Overhead Travelling Cranes
  • Certification Requirements for Bridge and Gantry Cranes
  • Training (Section 19 of Duty of Care Act)
  • Duties of a Dogman
  • Pre-operational checks
  • The Hook
  • The wire rope condition
  • Conditions of Gantry and Rail Tracks
  • Operation of all controls
  • Job Planning
  • Sling and Lifting Attachments
  • Safe working procedures for cranes
  • Unsafe Practices
  • Maintenance
  • Shutting down the crane
  • Whistle and hand signals
  • Working Load Limits in tonnes
  • Wire Rope (make up)
  • Safe working tags on slings
  • Colour Code
  • Bow Shackle
  • Max Angle
  • Load types
  • Practical Demonstration in the safe use and storge of explosive power tools


  • Written Exam


  • A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon the successful completion of the course.