The best techniques and practices for lifting operations, in accordance with national and international standards.


Increasing demand for cargo hauling services and consequently by hand labor specialist for related activities, make it necessary to train professionals who can effectively meet this demand. Otherwise, it increases the risk that operations, which is totally undesirable.

Who is it for
All directly or indirectly involved in lifting and moving loads with terrestrial telescopic crane or [treliçados terrestres, gruas, pórticos rolantes e pontes rolantes].

Provide fundamental knowledge to the student on inspecting, execution, supervision and control in the field of the lifting operations.

Coordination and teachers
The technical coordination of the course is made by Leonardo Roncetti engineer, with master’s and PhD in lifting operations from COPPE-UFRJ. All our teachers are civil or mechanical engineers with graduate degrees in engineering and extensive experience in lifting area.




  • • Definitions, standards and references.
  • • Units of measurement.
  • • Rigging Supervisor responsibilities and assignments .
  • • Crane types.
  • • Parts and components of telescopic cranes.
  • • Fundamental concepts of fastening and lifting loads.
  • • Determination of weight and center of gravity.
  • • Steel ropes for slings: types, features and specifications.
  • • Accessories for lifting slings.
  • • Wire rope slings, slings and straps.
  • • Proper use of accessories
  • • Visual inspection of slings and accessories.
  • • Acceptance criteria and discard of slings and accessories.
  • • Operating near power lines.
  • • Crane configuration.
  • • Crane support on the ground and close to walls and embankments.
  • • Security in operations with crane.
  • • Components of the rigging plan.
  • • Lifting supervision based on the rigging plan.
  • • Checklist for lifting operations.
  • • Signaling.
  • • Case studies of lifting.
  • • In class there are simulations in 3D electronic models with realistic operations of cranes, cargo, obstacles, vehicles and others.