Sharrow Training Services

Sharrow Training

Safety is paramount in the operation of cranes, jibs, and hoists and in the application and usage of rigging/below the hook products. Load securement, cargo control and fall protection are also areas where the right training can prevent injury and economic losses. We offer many options – online, virtual, classroom, and onsite (both with appropriate COVID-19 practices), to meet the needs of our customers. During this time we are focused on providing maximum value with as much flexibility to meet the demands of the current environment as required. While ensuring you meet your internal requirements. Courses may be adapted to include online work at your own pace, vendor supplied rigging instruction, written/practical examinations, hands-on exercises, or individual proficiency instruction. We are here to help you provide and as required establish an appropriate and effective training program for your business. Please contact John Quinn by email for all training questions, upcoming classes, or scheduling training.

We offer courses ranging from 2-hour informational seminars to 40-hour programs covering topics such as:

Overhead O/H Crane Operation

  • Regulatory requirements / risk management
  • Basic crane knowledge / principles
  • Understanding design factor / WLL
  • Daily crane inspection
  • Safe operating practices
  • Dynamic loading
  • Load control / managing load swing
  • Hand operated hoists
  • Rigging Equipment Inspector

  • Regulatory requirements  / risk management
  • Understanding design factor / WLL
  • Daily / frequent inspection of:
    • Chain slings
    • Wire rope slings
    • Synthetic slings
    • Rigging hardware
    • Hooks
    • Lifting device

    Basic Rigger / Advanced Rigger

  • Risk management / lift planning
  • Load weight
  • Center of gravity
  • Effects of angle
  • Load share
  • Rigging hitches
  • Rigging equipment application
  • Riggers pocket reference
  • Safe rigging practices
  • Signal Person Qualification

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Competent understanding and application of standard hand signals
  • Equipment operation and limitations
    • Crane dynamics
    • Dynamic loading
    • Working near power lines
    • Suspended personnel platform
  • Safe operating practices
  • Written & practical exams
  • Load Securement and Cargo Control

  • Overview
  • Terminology & chain grades
  • U.S. regulations & standards
  • How to comply
  • Top 10 cargo securement violations
  • Cargo tie downs – applications & calculations
  • Cargo control products & accessories
  • Inspection procedures
  • Safe cargo control practices
  • Fall Protection, confined space, and rescue training

    As a supplier of 3M (DBI Sala) and Gorbel Tether-Track, as well as other brands, of fall protection equipment we can facilitate additional training for your team. Contact John Quinn by email or (651) 489-1341.