Overhead Crane

Overhead Crane

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.