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
  • Travel the crane to the work area
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

Setting up for work

  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Programme / set-up Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment Indicators for lifting duties
  • Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads
  • Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable)
  • Explain the function use and limitations of jib extensions
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Working Tasks

  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing or steering capabilities of the crane
  • Accurately place loads
  • Minimise the swinging of loads
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Move loads through machine travel (relevant endorsements only)
  • List different types of lifting accessories compatible with compact crane use, and explain the limitations of slinging with compact cranes

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting, procedures for lifting and/or towing