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 module provides training on the safe use of mobile cranes across hydraulic boom cranes, lattice boom cranes, and non-slewing cranes. The module 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.