Operate heavy crane

SAQA US ID        UNIT STANDARD TITLE

242982                  Operate heavy crane

PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL       NQF LEVEL          CREDITS

Level 3                                  NQF Level 03      14

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify the safety and suitability of crane type prior to utilisation while applying methods of inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane. Learners are also able to operate heavy canes in a safe and competent manner.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER TRAINING ANY OF THE CRANES THAT FALL HERE

  • Identifying the safety and suitability of crane type prior to utilisation thereof, giving consideration to freight characteristics, equipment manufactures requirements and environmental conditions.
  • Applying the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane with reference to safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Operating the heavy crane in a safe and competent manner.
  • Accessing available support and emergency services in the case of incidents and accidents.

 

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for this course, you will need,

  • Minimum of Grade 10 certificate
  • Or any Previous other post high school qualifications
  • Crane operators that drive on Public Roads will require the relevant driver’s license, in accordance with the National Road Traffic Act requirements.
  • The operator must be declared physically fit and have passed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No. 3, etc.), or a current PrDP, as well as industry recognised depth perception, speed of reflexes and hand-eye co-ordination tests, prior to commencement of training.

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

The applied competence expressed in this standard covers one specific crane or a range of heavy crane types (capacity and functionality) used in familiar operational functions in any industry context, and in a range of environmental conditions (e.g. poor weather).

 

Cranes shall include:

 

  • Gantry Crane:

 

> Overhead Pendant Controlled.

> Overhead Infrared Controlled.

> Overhead Radio Controlled.

> Overhead Cab controlled.

> Block and tackle.

 

  • Mobile Crane:

 

> Truck mounted crane.

> Hydraulic mobile crane.

> Hydraulic crane pick up and carry crane.

> Lattice boom mobile crane.

> Crawler crane.

 

  • Jib Crane:

 

> Floating crane.

> Tower cranes (top slewing and bottom slewing).

> Dock cranes.

> Ship-mounted crane.

> Straddle carrier.

> Container stacker.

 

Attachments shall include:

 

  • P: Fly Jib.
  • Q: Boom Extension.
  • R: Counterweight Options.
  • S: Tandem Lifts.
  • T: Special Categories.