Overhead Gantry

Course Outline



Gantry or Overhead Crane

(Up to 3 powered motions)

(1 day course)

Unit Codes:

RIIHAN305D – Operate a gantry or overhead crane

WHO should complete gantry or overhead crane training?

Anyone who operates a gantry or overhead crane(Up to 3 powered motions), in a workplace.

WHY do you need gantry or overhead crane training?

The Law:

Competencies are required to operate all cranes. The following indicates whether a licence is also required:

A licence is not required for bridge or gantry crane operation, providing that:

  • It is remotely controlled by way of pendant or radio, and the crane does not have any more than three powered operations.

A dogging licence or rigging licence is required when:

  • The operator exercises judgment in the inspection & selection of slings, the weight of the load or its centre of gravity, or where there is a need to direct the bridge and gantry crane operator in the movement of the load.
Note: It is recommended that for bridge and gantry crane operation, the crane operator maintains line of sight with the load at all times.

Working safely with bridge & gantry cranes(A handbook for workplaces) – Worksafe Victoria

WHAT is covered in gantry or overhead crane training?

This unit of competency includes the skills and knowledge required to operate gantry or overhead crane. Topics include:

  • Operate a gantry or overhead crane remotely or via pendant with 3 or less pendant movements(ie up/down being one movement, north/south being a second movement and east/west being a third movement).
  • Planning and preparing for operations.
  • Operating Overhead Crane.
  • Shutting Overhead Crane down.

WHERE are the gantry or overhead crane training courses conducted?

  • All gantry or overhead crane courses are conducted on your site with the availability of a gantry or overhead crane for the purposes of training and assessment.
  • Contact WAM Training if you’d like to schedule a course on your site

How Safe is Your Workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff are operating any elevating work platforms, you must always ask yourself the question "How safe is your Workplace?"

How Safe is Your Workplace?



  • $280.00 (GST Exempt) Per Person.

(Minimum group size of 8 applies to this course.)

WHEN are the gantry or overhead crane courses conducted?

At a mutually agreeable date & time. Contact WAM Training to schedule a course on your site.

Duration & course times:

1 day course (07:45am - 16:00pm Approx.)

Course numbers:

  • Minimum 8
  • Maximum 12


  • Enclosed safety shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required


Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test and a practical assessment involving the use of a gantry or overhead crane (3 powered motions or less).


Upon successful completion, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy:

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and numeracy to work by themselves and as part of a team, exercising judgement in the selection of equipment, services or contingency plans. Trainees must be able to utilise workplace documentation without the guidance of another person.

Health note:

The training and assessment will involve working with heavy machinery, bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Student Health Form’ for further advice.

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19.10.17 - Anonymous

Both days were informed and instructed.


16.08.17 - Anonymous

Good training and tutor.


16.08.17 - Anonymous 

Enjoyed the course.


24.07.17 - Michael B

Very Valuable training 


24.07.17 - Anonymous
The most amazing trainer I have ever had truly incredible.
25.1.17 - Jason A
Very clear and well explained course.
25.1.17 - Michael D
Dave understands peoples different ways of learning.
25.1.17 - Salutore L
Well explained course
24.08.16 - Chris C
Everything explained and simplified so it is easier to understand.
24.08.16 - Anonymous
Excellent trainer.
19.08.16 -  Anonymous
Great course.
19.08.16 - Anthony P
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks Steve.
19.08.16 - Anonymous
Thank you for providing excellent knowledge and practical test. This course was perfect to extend my skill and knowledge about crane widely. 
19.08.16 - Marin S
Very good instructor, clear, concise, knew his stuff. I would recommend WAM Training to my managers for future training.
02.05.16 - Don T
Steve had a good knowledge of cranes and the course was explained well to us
02.05.16 - Michel M
I enjoyed the course, very educational and exciting. Recommend it to others.
23.03.16 - Dennis M
Extremely helpful and competent.
19.01.2016 - Anonymous
Very helpful and informative.

19.01.2016 - Anonymous
Great course. Covered all bases.

30.10.2015 - K. Kuppuswary
The training is very useful for everyone.
28.10.2015 - Steve N
Very well presented. Great course content. Well done.
23.10.2015 - Anonymous
Appreciate that it was made more relevant for our purposes.
22.10.2015 - Emily D
I've had a heap of workplace training and Dave was one of the most knowledgeable across the topic.
19.10.2015 - David H
Learning was made easy in a relaxed class. Good job Steve.
06.03.2015 - Ryan R
Good job.

11.02.2015 - Greg Long
It was an advantage doing the course.

11.02.2015 - Chris Davis
Found the course knowledgeable and the trainer was very clear and I understood him perfectly.

28.01.2015 - Anonymous
I enjoyed the course very much. Thank You.

20.01.2015 - Anonymous
Great knowledge gained from this course. Re Compliance.

09.09.2014 - Anthony T
I was happy with the course and had a good understanding.
09.09.2014 - Anthony S
Very clear and easy to understand instructions and delivery.
08.09.2014 - Anonymous
Trainer was loud and clear (I'm hearing impaired)
22.08.2014 - Anthony S
Instructors easy to understand, learnt heaps.
22.08.2014 - Anonymous
I would recommend his course to other people.
22.08.2014 - Brad B
Great course - instructions were easy to follow.
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Trainer had excellent knowledge.
28.07.2014 - Alwin S
I found the course very instructive.
24.07.2014 - Russell C
Well presented information
24.07.2014 - Tehekerangi K
Awesome teaching technique.
22.07.2014 - Gary L
Aaron's knowledge and presentation of the course was outstanding.
29.11.2013 - Nick D
Very informative.
29.11.2013 - Marc P
Aaron has done a superb job in conducting this course.
21.11.2013 - Daniel D
The trainer was very knowledgeable.
21.11.2013 - George A
Well informed.
11.11.2013 - Anonymous
I enjoyed the course.
11.11.2013 - Robert P
Our trainer Aaron was great. Very understanding and patient with my working at heights issue.