A mobile crane is a crane capable of travelling over a supporting surface without the need for fixed runways and relying only on gravity for stability. Operating a mobile crane requires a high-risk license.
This course provides training on the safe use of mobile cranes across hydraulic boom cranes, lattice boom cranes, and non-slewing cranes. The course teaches about stability and counterweights and the need to assess wind conditions. The training covers the use of outriggers and stabilisers, timber pads and bog mats.
The training includes information on ground factors that can create hazards, including the type of ground that the crane is operating on, sloping sites, what to do when using a crane close to excavations and trenches, as well as safe road travel.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
- Learn how to safely operate a crane, including establishing exclusion zones, planning the travel pathway, adhering to a walking pace speed limit, and working with the Dogger who should remain in the line of sight at all times.
- Learn the role of counterweights to ensure crane stability.
- Understand that it is unsafe to exceed the rated capacity of a crane.
- Learn where to find the load chart in the crane cabin.
- Learn about the danger of a rollover when operating and driving the crane on a side slope and learn that a side slope of as little as 2-3 degrees can make the crane unstable.
- Understand the dangers of setting up a crane alongside excavation work and trenches and learn the 1:1 rule.
- Learn how to determine the type of ground the crane is mounted on.
- Learn the need to always use outriggers to minimise the risk of a rollover.
- Understand that timbers play an important role to distribute the mass of a mobile crane.
- Learn about the risks of driving a crane on a public road.
- Learn the safe distance from overhead powerlines when setting up and operating a crane.
- Learn how to operate a crane in windy conditions and when to cease operations.
Course length: 30 mins (11 x 2-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English and French.