Crane operator training for heavy lifting


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Some of heaviest lifting requiring a good mix of precision and reflexes is installing bridge beams – super Ts.

Crane operator training for this type of lifting procedure is long and extensive, often results in years of experience in all fields of lifting – from simple light and close lifts to long radius, high and heavy lifting.

Experience is something that comes with time and it can not be sped up, but it can be slowed right down.

If a crane operator is stuck on same machine for many years, then he is denied gaining experience in all other fields that particular crane doesn’t participate in.

Because of this, proper crane operator training for heavy lifting always includes operating all different cranes in all possible combinations of tasks, so later there is no lack of confidence when it comes to high concentration and high precision lifting.

Installing 90t super T bridge beam

Crane Licence Training

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Training for a crane licence is extensive exercise.

Most training schools or registered training organizations – RTO – provide 4 – 7 day course in any crane class – cn,cv,c2,c6,c1 or co crane licence.

There are some crane training schools that offer slower training courses, say weekend only for 4-6 weeks and assessment at the end.

Extensive crane training is just about impossible to get now days, so new applicants for crane licence have to get their crane ticket first and then hope that they will get the crane training provided once they get a crane operator’s job. Catch 22.

Crane licence training is divided to theory and practical part and they are separated. It also depends how much about cranes the applicant already knows, if he/she holds any dogging ticket or any lower crane classes; then it is decided what type of crane licence training needs to be delivered to the applicant in question.

Crane training usually happens on one crane which is suitable for the applicable crane licence class the applicant is applying for, so the person in question will not get training for all possible versions, it is up to them and their future employers to deliver crane training on a particular machine before the operator starts the new crane operators job.

Theory in crane training covers all aspects of applicable regulations and exercise – calculations task.

Practical part in crane training includes hazard identification, planing for the task, set up, transferring the load, pack up and shut down of the crane according to manufacturer’s guidelines.

C1 crane ticket

What do I need to get C1 crane ticket?

Do I need to go to TAFE or can I do it at an RTO?

Crane training is expensive and old logbook system doesn’t work any more, so getting C1 – up to 100t crane ticket or crane licence can’t be considered as easy any more.

Private crane training schools offer complete training including assessment at the end, which will give you a High Risk Work Licence issued by Work Cover.

All High Risk Work Licences are photo licence now, with expiry date – duration is 5 years.

Crane tickets are issued by Work Cover of relevant State and is recognised Nationwide.

Lately, crane tickets or crane licence are highly sought after in mining and construction industry.

Obtaining crane ticket is abig step towards job and financial security as mining and construction boom is set to last a long while yet. Crane operators are highly paid professionals.

With the crane ticket comes enormous responsibility, so serious crane training is a must before attempting to operate a crane.

Crane training schools deliver basic skills which, if followed correctly, can give you a good base to build on in your carrier as a crane operator.


Load charts

Liccon Chart LTM 1030-1 (35t)

Some cranes come with complete load charts loaded into their on-board computers, but there are still full paper-book charts available in every crane cab.

A critical part of operating any crane is correct interpretation of load charts. Load chart includes a lot of information, but in general it is used to determine what weight the crane can lift and at what radius in given configuration. Load chart variables are: type and weight of hook block, type and length of boom and boom extension (fly), number of reevings, applicable counterweight(s), applicable deductions, outriggers base, wind speed restrictions etc. The operator must be very careful in reading the load chart as any mistakes might end in a potential disaster.