Mobile Crane (A60)
Mobile cranes are probably the most versatile type of lifting equipment available.
Suitable for short-term to long-term operations, for re-positioning loads at ground level and for lifting loads up to great heights.
For example, a single machine may be used for lifting steel roof sections into position in London, unloading an industrial machine weighing 60 tonnes in Cardiff and erecting a tower crane in Edinburgh, all within the space of a week!
Who Should do the Course?
Examples of those who would be suited to attending this course:
- An employee of a construction company which owns a mobile crane and you wish to become the operator
- Someone with no lifting operations experience who is searching for a type of career which has few similarities to any other. This course will give you the foundation knowledge required to do so.
(duration includes the CPCS Technical Test):
- Ten Day Foundation course: suitable for those with no experience in the use of lifting equipment
- Six Day Experienced Worker course: suitable for those with experience in the use of other crane types, eg crawler cranes/tower cranes
- Introduction to the industry
- Basic site safety
- Legislation and Codes of Practice
- Roles and responsibilities
- Types and uses of mobile cranes
- Manufacturerss instructions
- Maintenance, inspections and pre-use checks
- Positioning and installation
- Proximity hazards
- Suitably positioning the crane
- Erection and dismantling
- Duties charts
- Understanding and correct use of the RCI
- Safe operation of the crane with/without load
- Methods of communication and following signals
- Travelling the crane with a load attached (“pick and carry”)
- Environmental conditions
- Identifying safe slinging practices
- CPCS A60 Technical Test (theory and practical)