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Scheduled: Course Starts 12 November 2024, 12 weeks
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Certificate in Heavy Lift

Gain knowledge of how a heavy lift project works in practice


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Certificate in Heavy Lift

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Terminology
  • Module 2 - Dimensions, weights & forces
  • Module 3 - Heavy transport
  • Module 4 - Heavy lifting
  • Module 5 - Jacking & skidding
  • Module 6 - Load outs (roll on/off)
  • Module 7 - Accidents and how to avoid them
  • Module 8 - Maintenance and inspection

What you'll learn

Our extensive distance learning course on heavy lift operations spans the entire spectrum, delving into the science underpinning heavy lifting and addressing the associated health and safety risks.

  • Gain insights into various trailer, crane, and barge types, along with their respective applications and usage scenarios.
  • Understand the effects of dimensions and weight, appreciate basic math, and perform simple calculations.
  • Comprehend the significance of suspension in heavy lifting, the role of stability in transport, and the principles of lashing and securing.
  • Learn about load charts and their application, understand diverse lifting scenarios, and differentiate between spreader bars and lifting beams.
  • Familiarise with maritime regulations in RoRo operations, recognize the influence of tides, and appreciate the various load-out types.
  • Grasp various jacking methods, comprehend skidding, and explore gantries and other techniques.
  • Recognise various accident types, enhance communication skills, and acquire strategies for accident prevention in heavy lift scenarios.
  • Navigate the maintenance of heavy lift equipment, incorporating PM programs, and cultivate proficiency in thorough equipment inspection.

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

Your Digital Badge!

You can now have a digital version of your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs