Wire Rope Inspection LEEA Accredited CWR01a

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The aims of the course are to provide selected delegates with:

  • The skills and knowledge needed to apply the statutory requirements for examination and/or removal of wire rope in service.
  • A thorough grounding of wire rope construction, effects on rope performance and applications, and factors causing rope deterioration.
  • A thorough knowledge of safe use and handling of wire rope in accordance with their operations and the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Training Objectives:

  • By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
  • Apply the statutory requirements for examination of wire rope in service.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope terminology, constructions, characteristics and effect on rope performance, safe use & handling, and applications, through a short written test.
  • Get the best out of their products whilst maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope examinations.

Course Content:

  • The Responsibilities and Primary Functions of a Rope Examiner
  • Wire Rope Manufacturing – an introduction to manufacturing processes and testing.
  • Rope terminology – up to date information on the different types of rope available, how they are designated and how they are classified.
  • A practical assessment of steel wire rope characteristics including an appreciation of rope strength, flexibility, fatigue, wear, abrasion, rotation and elongation.
  • Rope terminations Good, bad and indifferent.
  • Rope Deterioration
  • Examination Procedure
  • Discard Criteria
  • Cumulative (combined) effects of discard
  • Examination records and reports
  • Examples of used (failed) wire ropes (a black museum)
  • A written examination

Achievement Measurement :

  • This two & half-day course includes a written confirmation test leading to certification on successful completion.