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Mobile Crane Operator

Duration:

Dependent on Experience

Course Code:

L007 / A60

Who's it for:

For potential and existing operatives requiring training in the operation of a mobile crane.

Accreditations

Aims and benefits:

To train the delegate in the safe and correct operation of the mobile crane.

Benefit: Delegate achieves carded status

Course Content:

  • Positioning of the crane in accordance with the method statement
  • Rigging, De‐Rigging and operating the crane in accordance with the
  • manufacturer’s instructions
  • Following the instructions of the slinger/signaller correctly
  • Carrying out daily and weekly inspections of their crane [including basic
  • maintenance]
  • Altering jib lengths and associated safety devices / chains, slings and lifting gear
  • Crane capabilities and safety precautions
  • Basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
  • Understanding and interpreting duties charts
  • Understanding how to programme safe load indicators / the effects of radius
  • change on safe working capacity
  • Statutory regulations and Codes of Practice applicable to lifting operations
  • Effects of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
  • Principles of safe slinging and the types and capacities of chains, slings and
  • lifting gear
  • The correct and safe use of outriggers
  • Transport regulations and preparing for travel on the public highway

Training Methods:

  • Practical Aspect
  • Classroom/Tutorials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Practical Test
  • Written Test
  • In House Certification upon successful completion of course

Where Next?:

  • NPORS Accreditation also available subject to training and testing
  • CPCS Accreditation also available subject to training and testing
  • ITSSAR Accreditation also available subject to training and testing
  • NVQ Level 2 leading to CPCS Competency Card [Blue Card]
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