TETA Accreditation: Unit Standard 116235.
To move extremely heavy or bulky loads through the overhead space in a facility, instead of through aisles or on the floor, an overhead crane (also called an industrial crane, bridge crane, crane, or overhead traveling crane) is a machine that lifts, lowers and moves a load horizontally. Overhead cranes have high lifting capacities for load movement. Crane travel is directed by an operator, either manually or with a wired pendant station or wireless controls that guide their electric- or pneumatic-powered travel. Typical uses include multi-directional movement of materials to support manufacturing, storage, loading or unloading activities inside a facility, outside in a yard, or at a railway or shipping port.
By the end of the course, the learners will understand:
- demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a crane.
- identifying the safety and suitability of the crane type prior to utilization.
- inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of a crane.
- operating an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner.
- accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.
Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning:
- Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
- Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
- Recertification training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days.
This course is targeted at employees (novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating overhead/gantry cranes
Cranes shall include:
- C30: Overhead pendant controlledC31
- C31: Overhead cab controlled
Attachments shall include:
- S Tandem Lifts.
- T Special Categories.