A04 TOWER CRANE

Roles & Responsibilities

Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Explain all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks and place the crane into service
  • Follow and carry out procedures that must be taken to access the structure/base for inspection and maintenance purposes

Setting up for work

  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Explain the reasons for changing the number of falls of rope
  • Explain action required for hazards and overhead services
  • Explain various types of lifting accessories

Working Tasks

  • Identify that loads are safe to lift, ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane
  • Accurately place loads
  • Minimise the swinging of loads
  • Move loads through crane travel (where applicable) – Endorsements A & B
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Explain how the wind (and other weather conditions) can affect loads being lifted with regards to pedestrian safety on the ground

Completing Work

  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties

Shutting Down

  • Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures