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                                                                                                                                                              Mentor Training
 New Courses Developed by Mentor – Excavator with Slung Loads
 The last 12 months have been a strange and challenging time for training providers like Mentor. Many customers suspended all face-to-face training and although Mentor have taken some courses online and put in a range of procedures to ensure business critical training could continue in line with government guidance, training delivery has greatly reduced.
Mentor’s operations and learning and development departments have taken this time to work closely together behind the scenes to develop an array of new training courses for 2021 for the benefit of their customers, with their most recent course being finalised this January - Excavator with Slung Loads.
The launch of this new course comes in response to the demand from many customers in the utilities and civils industries who use an excavator to lift, move and place slung loads as opposed to hiring out a crane. The 1-day course aims to provide trained and competent excavator operatives with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to safely operate an excavator to sling and position suspended loads.
The course can be run as a standalone course or has the flexibility to be added to other courses and blended with their Slinging and Lifting course – particularly for those sites who do not have a specialist slinger assigned to preparing and setting the load prior
to lift. Training will follow the latest industry guidance, current lifting legislations, and best practice.
What the course includes?
The course is primarily focused on load stability and placement and throughout the duration of the course, delegates participate in both theoretical and practical elements. Some of the elements covered include:
• Lift Plans and Hand Signals
• Tracking with a Load
• PerformingTurns
• Counteracting Loads Swings
• Lifting in Confined Spaces
• Travelling over Uneven Terrain
Mentor look forward to rolling this course out to their customers this year with the training transferring into many industries and environments including:
• Extractives – Quarries, Asphalt, Concrete Plant • Waste - Landfill and Recycling
• Construction and Utility Sites
• Building Products – Block, Brick and Plants
• Agriculture
If you are interested in booking your Excavator with Slung Loads course or would just like to talk to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch. – 01246 386900 /
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