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 the principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology including warning systems, limits of operation and motion types
  • Conform with all requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Explain all relevant documentation
  • Use correct access and egress procedures
  • Explain emergency egress procedures – cab types
  • Undertake all pre-use checks and put the crane into service
  • Check all relevant warning systems, emergency stop function, motion limiters and prepare the crane for work

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Travel using the full working range of the beam and trolley (with and without loads)

Setting up for work

  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties
  • Outline how weights and centres of gravity are identified
  • Explain actions required for relevant proximity hazards

Working Tasks

  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Lift and control the movement of various loads using the full lateral and longitudinal travel of the crane at varying heights
  • Recognise & respond to given signals and instructions
  • Place loads safely and accurately
  • Control load swings
  • Explain slinging techniques applicable to overhead travelling cranes
  • Place loads out of sight of the operator

Completing Work

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas

Shutting Down

  • Place the crane in an out-of-service condition
  • Explain environmental factors relating to working and out-of-service procedures