Overhead Crane (Bridge & Gantry) Course
This course is suitable for employees who are required to operate overhead cranes (such as bridge, gantry and jib 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.
- 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
Additional Entry Requirements:
- Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
- Experience working around plant/machinery is preferred but not mandatory
Why Complete this Overhead Crane 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
Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Applicants must have sufficient reading, writing, verbal communication and numeracy skills in English to enable them to safely complete tasks relating to overhead crane operation. Refer to the descriptions below.
- Read and correctly interpret standard operating procedures and crane specifications
- Complete required documentation relevant to overhead crane operation, including completing risk assessments and logbook entries
- Ensure that the safe working load of the overhead crane isn’t exceeded
- Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
- Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course
Individuals who are concerned that they may not have adequate reading, writing, numeracy and/or verbal communication skills are advised to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.
What is the Overhead Crane Course Outcome?
Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment (Nationally Accredited) and Proof of Training Card.
Additional Course Information
How many trainees can attend the course?
- A maximum of 12 trainees are permitted (Please note that the sessional rate applies for 1-12 trainees)
What should trainees wear?
- Trainees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with your policies and procedures applicable to overhead crane use
What should trainees bring?
- Trainees must bring a passport or an Australian driver’s licence
- Contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you do not have one of the forms of ID listed above
Do trainees need to study?
- Yes – All trainees will be forwarded the Course Handbook upon making a booking. WAM Training requires that all trainees study the Course Handbook prior to the commencement of face-to-face training
How is the assessment conducted?
- Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer test and a practical assessment involving the operation 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)
What equipment needs to be supplied?
- The customer is required to supply an overhead crane (which makes 3 or less powered motions and is operated via a pendant or remote control), loads to shift and suitable lifting equipment
- Crane and lifting equipment must be suitably compliant (crane to have operators manual, logbook and service records, lifting equipment to be in a suitable condition and currently tagged)
Is a Dogging Licence also required?
- 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”.
Please don’t hesitate to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you have any other questions.
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