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Course Title: RSC09 - Wire Rope Examination
Location: RSS Training Centre or Customer's Premises
Duration: 2 Days
Max No. Delegates: 6/8


Who Should Attend: Employee’s involved in Maintenance of Cranes (Overhead, Mobile, Crawler etc). Winches & Hoists etc. Inspectors and Persons Handling Wire Rope Slings. The companies competent person wishing to up date their knowledge of Wire Rope


Some basic knowledge of Wire Rope application would be helpful or Lifting Equipment / Accessories


Course Objectives:
  • Understanding a Wire Rope’s construction, including cores and strand make-up
  • Learn which rope is suitable for a particular application.
  • Learn which rope is suitable for a particular application.
  • Learn examination procedures for crane rope and wire rope slings


Course Outline:
  • The Law affecting wire ropes, their end fittings etc, (H&S 1974 act .LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998).
  • Wire rope constructions and make up. Galv/Ungalv, Multi Strand Crane ropes, 6/19 & 6/36 construction Fibre Core, Wire Core
  • Rope applications/selecting the correct rope and end fittings, Load Testing Information
  • Method of manufacture, and wire rope sling manufacture terminal end fittings
  • Examination procedure for wire rope slings & Limitation, and Crane Ropes
  • Examination of sheaves, drums and pulleys
  • Reporting defects and keeping information. Inspections reports


Teaching Methods:
RSS Training Course & Site Safety Books supplied, The Course is made up of prepared lectures, videos and practical demonstrations. Courses held at the RSS Training Centre will include demonstrations of wire rope sling manufacture and proof load testing. LEEA code of practice for the safe use of lifting equipment.


Multi choice Question Papers. Examination & Inspection & Reporting of Wire Rope Samples. Defects. Site assessment.


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