Prepare and Sling Regular Loads Safely

This course provides students with knowledge of relevant crane regulations, hazards, controls, lifting gear, working load limits and lift planning. Participants in this course will be able to prepare and safely sling varying loads by interpreting WLL tables/capacity charts, inspecting equipment and tying knots to control a load.

This unit standard is the new starting point and pre-requisite for other crane standards such as 16617, 3789, 3800.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with a certificate.

Unit Standard: 30072 L3 C14 V2

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Health and safety legislation.
  • Controlling site-specific and load hazards, risks and potential risks.
  • Lift planning.
  • Lifting equipment and safety factors.
  • Working load limit (WLL) tables.
  • Preparing for and slinging regular loads safely including inspecting, interpreting WLL tables/capacity charts, tying knots, communicating and load removal.

All tasks are to be carried out using equipment manufacturer requirements, applicable company procedures, industry best practices and approved codes of practices.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and lift planning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting gear and working load limit (WLL) tables
  • Prepare for, and sling regular loads safely.


A combination of theoretical and practical training in preparation for two different practical observed lifts.


This course is intended for those currently working within the crane Industry. If a student is deemed inexperienced or not safe at any time during the training, training will cease and no fees will be reimbursed. For those experienced in the field, this pre-requisite unit may be waived on the basis of an attestation that indicates the trainee is able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills that are equivalent to the requirements of the unit standard 30072.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. Assessment involves two different assessor observed lifts.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every three years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID
  • Comfortable clothing with covered footwear suitable for classroom situation.
  • PPE requirements for practical: Safety boots and all other PPE will be supplied.
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Course Length

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$455 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

There isn’t much that Bob can’t drive or operate.  Bob is a MITO, and Connexis registered assessor, a Competenz registered Forklift Trainer and an NZTA approved assessor.  Bob started his career as a Driver/Operator within the Transport and Building Industries and has spent the last 20 years training people on safe driving and operating equipment.  He believes in giving the right information to the candidate so that they can make the right decisions out there in the workplace, that teaching the safe use of heavy machinery includes a strong approach to forming a safety culture at their workplace so that the operator goes home safe every day.

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