Operate a tower crane

SAQA US ID        UNIT STANDARD TITLE

116255                  Operate a tower crane

PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL       NQF LEVEL          CREDITS

Level 2                                  NQF Level 02      20

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations according to safe handling and maintenance practices in compliance with crane manufacturer’s and legislated standards.

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:

 

Learning assumed to be in place

NQF Level 1 Numeracy and NQF Level 1 Literacy

 

The driver should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No. 3, etc.) and an industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye co-ordination test.

 

It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are competent in unit standards which address:

  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping
  • Mechanical Awareness and Plant Appreciation

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

In the range of a rated capacity of up to 50 Tons

 

Limited to work carried out on a standard crane, or with standardised fittings

 

Major components include:

  • Chassis
  • Tower & jib
  • Counter weight, hoist
  • Jib & cab
  • Hoist & slew systems
  • Brakes & Transmission
  • Trolley & hookblock