The scope of this training course is primarily concerned with operation of a Mobile Crane
By the end of this course, candidates will be able to demonstrate:
- Safe and efficient operation of a Mobile Crane within the workplace, including their duties under Health and Safety and the risks associated with machine use
- Pre-use inspection, appropriate maintenance tasks and reporting processes.
- Authorisation to operate arrangements.
- Induction to the course
- Health and Safety & relevant legislation Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
- Introduction to the machine – including crane types, capabilities and limitations
- Controls and instruments
- Mobile Crane terminology
- Hydraulic Controls
- Duty charts/Lift plans/Site maps
- Rated Capacity Indicator and Safe Working Loads
- Load weight assessment, ground conditions and stability
- Signalling and Communication methods
- Emergency procedures
- Operation of the controls
- Preparing for lifting operations
- Preparing for adverse weather operation, weather information, determination of wind speed, crane operation in darkness, lights and impaired vision, poor visibility operations and radio controlled operations
- Setting of the crane after road use and stowing equipment in preparation for road use
- Basic Operations
- Manoeuvring of the hook
- Crane operation and lifting following a lifting plan
- Pre-use inspection
- Selection and use of attachments/slings
- Test Lift – including controlling load movement
- Handling loads at various heights – including Hoisting, slewing and derricking.
- Handling different type of loads
- Use of jibs/extension
- Use of additional counterbalance/ballast weight
- Course close
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