Operate a slewing mobile crane up to 100 tonnes
Training Course

C1

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance. See also Foundation Skills Companion Volume

Skill Description 
ReadingIdentifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations
NumeracyUses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1 Plan work/task
1.1 Task requirements are identified from work orders or equivalent and a lift plan is confirmed with associated personnel and a site inspection is conducted in accordance a with workplace procedures
1.2 Work area operating surface is confirmed to determine ground suitability for operational use of mobile crane in accordance with lift plan, safe work and workplace/s procedures
1.3 Mobile crane rated capacity (RC) and the lifting gear Working Load Limit (WLL) are established and suitable for the load/s and work/task requirements in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures
1.4 Appropriate paths for operating the mobile crane and moving and placing load/s in work area are assessed and determined in accordance with workplace procedures
1.5 Relevant hazard identification and risk elimination/control measures are applied and advised to associated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures
1.6 Traffic management plan implementation is confirmed in accordance with workplace procedures
1.7 Appropriate communication procedures are identified with associated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures
1.8 All crane and lifting operations are confirmed to ensure relevant work area requirements are correct in accordance with a lift plan and workplace procedures

2 Prepare for work/task
2.1 Consultation with workplace personnel is established and maintained to ensure all crane and lifting operations are clear and consistent with site requirements in accordance with a lift plan and workplace procedures
2.2 Risk control measures for hazards identified are checked for implementation in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures
2.3 Mobile crane is accessed safely in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.4 Pre-start mobile crane checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.5 Mobile crane is set up correctly with any lifting gear and stabilised as per the lift plan in accordance with relevant manufacturer requirements including load chart/s and safe work procedures
2.6 Counterweight/s are set up as required in accordance with the lift plan, relevant manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.7 Fly jib and/or luffing fly are set up as required in accordance with specific manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.8 Operational checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.9 Crane logbook is checked to confirm current compliance, is correct for the crane type, is completed and signed and required rectifications have been signed off in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
2.10 Weather and work environment conditions are assessed to determine any impact on mobile crane operations in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

3 Perform work/task
3.1 Lifts are determined to be within the RC of the mobile crane in accordance with the load chart/s and lift plan
3.2 Boom/jib and hook block is safely positioned over the load following directions from associated personnel in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures
3.3 Main and/or auxiliary hook including any lifting gear, where required are connected to the load and used safely in accordance with the lift plan, safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements
3.4 Test lift is carried out in accordance with dogging and safe work procedures
3.5 Loads are transferred using relevant crane movements and tag lines as required, in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures
3.6 Load and crane movement is monitored constantly and crane is operated safely in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures
3.7 All required communication signals are correctly interpreted and followed whilst crane is operated in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures
3.8 Load is lowered and landed safely in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures
3.9 Lifting gear is positioned for safe disconnection from the load and crane is positioned for next task in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures

4 Pack up
4.1 Crane boom/jib, lifting gear and associated equipment is stowed and secured as required in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.2 Crane fly jib and/or luffing fly and counterweight/s is removed to storage position and secured as required in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.3 Relevant motion locks and brakes are applied as required in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.4 Outriggers, plates and/or packing are stowed and secured in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
4.5 Crane is shut down and secured to prevent unauthorised access/use in accordance with safe work procedures
4.6 Plates or packing are stowed and secured in accordance with safe work procedures
4.7 Shut down crane checks are carried out in accordance with safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements