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

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Configure and set for travel (site and highway)
  • Travel the crane to an area of work
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

Setting up for work

  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable)
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Working Tasks

  • Programme / set-up Rated Capacity Indicators for lifting duties
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane
  • Accurately place loads
  • Change falls of rope on a hook block
  • Minimise the swinging of loads
  • Move loads through machine travel (where applicable)
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting fly jibs or boom extensions

Completing Work

  • Dismantle the crane in preparation of movement

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures