Overview

This Overhead Crane Course is suitable for employees who are required to operate overhead (such as bridge, gantry and jib cranes) cranes which make 3 or less powered motions and are operated via a pendant or remote control. An overhead crane which has Up/Down, North/South and East/West functions is classed as having 3 powered motions. This course is only ever conducted for group bookings on employers’ sites.

Why complete this Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Proof of competency is required to operate all overhead cranes. This course is designed to meet that requirement. In some cases (such as where the crane has 4 or more powered motions, or is cabin-operated, a High Risk Work Licence (Class CB) is required (please note that this course is not for a Class CB High Risk Work Licence).

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  • Planning and preparing for crane operation
  • Operating an overhead crane which makes 3 or less powered motions and is operated via a pendant or remote control
  • Shutting down crane operations
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred

Course Details

For the Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to overhead crane operation, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret standard operating procedures and crane specifications
  • Complete paperwork such as logbook entries
  • Ensure that the safe working load of the overhead crane isn’t exceeded
  • Speak English clearly in order to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the capabilities described above, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.

  • A maximum of 12 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with your policies and procedures applicable to overhead crane use
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport
  • This course is delivered over 1 day face-to-face with a blend of classroom-based and practical activities
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking
  • Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test and a practical assessment involving the use of an overhead crane to shift loads
  • Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)

If you have any questions about our Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

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Overhead bridge, gantry and jib cranes, provided that:

  • The crane is controlled by a pendant (I.e. control hangs from the crane on a cable) or remote
  • The crane can make no more than 3 motions (North/South, East/West, Up/Down)

If the overhead crane has a rotating head (I.e. where the hook and load can be rotated by the pendant/remote, as well as North/South, East/West and Up/Down, it is a 4-motion crane.

No, attachments are not considered to be motions. However, if you require us to cover the usage of the attachment during the course, we will require your policies, procedures and inspection checklists for the attachment.

For overhead cranes that have 4 or more motions or which are operated from a cabin or permanent control station.

Whilst a Dogging Licence is not a pre-requesite to this course, it is required by any person performing dogging work, which includes where the operator of a vehicle loading crane slings their own loads. See below information from our regulations.

Part 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.) outline the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if conducting dogging work, which is defined as one or both of the following:

  • The application of slinging techniques, including the selection or inspection of lifting gear, to sling a load
  • The directing of a crane or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view

Further, slinging techniques are defined as: “those slinging techniques that require the exercise of judgment in relation to the suitability and condition of lifting gear, and the method of slinging, by consideration of the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity”.

Here’s a link to our Dogging Licence Course for further information.

If you have any questions about our Vehicle Loading Crane Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

This is so that we can make sure that our Trainer is safe, and also so that our Trainer is familiar with the processes that your business follows. We can also flag any differences between your processes and our course content, so that contradictions can be resolved prior to course commencement.

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3 reviews for Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry)

  1. Mark

    Very knowledgeable staff. Instructor is engaging and explains the content in a way that is relevant to my workplace.

  2. Damian

    Great place to learn have done many courses with WAM always informative and helpful

  3. Clive

    Overall experience was great, lots of information but explained in an easy to understand manner. Very thorough and feel I now have the required knowledge and skill to do the job. Thanks to Lindsay great work

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