COURSE DETAILS: Mobile and Crawler Crane Operator
Novice – 10 days
Experienced – 5 days
Refresher – 1 day
Who should attend?
Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.
To give foundation training and assessment towards the achievement of a trained operator card. Note: Candidates should note that the achievement of an operator card is dependent upon passing the end of course assessment.
Operating the crane safely; Responding to recognised crane signals accurately; Correct positioning of the crane; Altering jib lengths and associated safety devices; Routine maintenance and minor adjustments; Safe load indicators and duties charts; and Chains, slings and lifting gear; Crane capabilities and safety precautions; Basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems; Understanding and interpreting duties charts; Understanding how to programme safe load indicators; The effects of radius change on the safe working capacity; Statutory regulations and Codes of Practice applicable to lifting operations; Effects of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement; Principals of safe slinging and the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear; The correct and safe use of outriggers; and preparing for travel on the public highway.
A balance between practical exercises and classroom-based tutorials.
Course handouts include training notes.