Sharrow Training Services

Sharrow Training

Contact our trainer or sales representative today!
Rick Knoche
(651) 489-1341

Safety is paramount in the proper usage of rigging & below the hook products and the operation of cranes, jibs, and hoists. Fall Protection, Load Securement, Cargo Control are also areas where the right training can help prevent injury and significant economic loss. We offer standard options to meet the needs of our customers. Standard courses can be adapted to align with your company’s work environment. Please contact Rick Knoche by for training questions, upcoming classes, or to immediately schedule 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.