Overhead Crane (Bridge and Gantry) Course

$2000 (GST Exempt) for up to 12 attendees

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.

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Subjects Covered:

  • 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

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred
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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).


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements


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.


What is the Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course outcome?


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


Additional Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course Information


  • 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
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking


What does the Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course assessment involve?


  • 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.



What is the course outcome?
  • Statement of Attainment
  • Proof of Training Card printed by WAM Training
Are there any additional fees?


What sort of cranes are covered?

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)
What would be considered as a fourth motion?

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.

We use an attachment on our crane. Is that considered to be a motion?

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.

When is a High Risk Work Licence (CB Licence) required?

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

  • 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 movements (North/South, East/West, Up/Down)
Is refresher training required?

Australian Standard 2865 Confined Spaces requires that individuals undergo reassessment at appropriate intervals. Essentially, your employer needs to have a policy outlining how often refresher training needs to be done (based on their risk assessment).

For onsite courses, why do I need to provide our policies, procedures and risk assessment?

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.