Note in Australia there are 4 classes within the National Standard for Licencing Persons Performing High Risk Work:
- C2 – up to 20 tonne capacity
- C6 – up to 60 tonne capacity
- C1 – up to 100 tonne capacity
- CO – over 100 tonne capacity
Aims and outcomes
This course aims to ensure successful candidates can safely and competently operate a mobile slewing crane on site. On completion of the course participants will be able to perform pre-operational checks; set-up and operate the crane competently; shut down and dismantle and perform various operations competently.
Axis recommend that participants hold a Dogging licence or a lesser class crane licence with logged hours in operation.
The slewing crane operator course is mapped to the Nationally Recognised unit of competency:
RIIHAN304A Conduct slewing crane operations, including
- Legislation, Australian Standards, National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work, codes of practice and company lifting procedures.
- Company risk management procedures and crane risk control
- Emergency response procedures incl. Case Studies, alarms, limits
- Crane type and its capacity
- Inspection of lifting gear
- Safe use of all lifting gear - correct reeving, angle factors, determine correct capacity of lifting gear
- Calculate area; calculate volume; use other means of establishing load mass
- Lifting equipment including chain blocks; chain puller; plate clamp; shackles; spreader/lifting/equalizing beams.
- Pre-operational checks, log book, load chart and its use; areas of operation as per load chart; structural and stability areas; outrigger operation and packing; Australian Standards 2550 & 1418; signals as per Australian Standards; shut down and parking of crane.
- Operate crane to manufacturers requirements; lift and move loads as directed by dogman/rigger/banksman, follow signals given by dogman/rigger/banksman, shut down and make crane safe, cranes with Pin Jib configuration make and break to be included; additional counterweights for various boom lengths to be included as part of make and break.
- Shut Down and secure site, all lifting gear to be inspected; crane to be inspected and any problems entered into Log Book.
Successful candidates will be awarded the Nationally Recognised unit of competency RIIHAN304A Conduct slewing crane operations, recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Candidates will gain the appropriate class High Risk Licence (C2, C6, C1 or CO).
Please contact Site Skills Training on 08 6500 0114 regarding other cranes and crane licences, including:
- Vehicle Loading Cranes (eg. Hiab)
- Non-Slewing Cranes (eg. Franna)
- Bridge and Gantry Cranes
- Electric Overhead Travelling Crane
- Personnel and Materials Hoist
- Tower Crane