3800 Use a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane to lift and place regular loads


The Approved Code of Practice for Cranes (3rd edition 2009) states: All persons operating or working with a crane must hold applicable unit standards as a minimum qualification and preferably hold the relevant National Certificate in Crane operation. Overhead Gantry Crane Operators must be trained in order to prevent harm to personnel and damage to plant and equipment. The pending H&S Reform Bill places a particular duty of care on PCBU’s to comply with best practices and guidelines.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge to inspect and operate overhead gantry cranes that are controlled by a remote hand held pendant. The overhead gantry crane course is designed for operators that lift the same types of regular shaped loads.These loads have known weights and are normally lifted using either slings or eyebolts. The course covers maintenance, pre use checks, operational requirements and skills. On successful completion candidates will be able to demonstrate safe operation including: hazard control, lifting, lowering and attachment of loads using various slinging methods.

The Gantry Crane training is conducted using the customers crane within their own work environment.  


This course meets the required unit outcomes as stated below.
-Demonstrate knowledge of using a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane.
-Demonstrate knowledge of radio remote/pendant controlled components, equipment, & attachments.
-Sling, lift, travel, and unload or place regular loads using a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane.
-Park radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane and store equipment.
-Carry out daily and weekly operator maintenance of a radio remote or pendant controlled gantry crane.

The learning outcomes of the training provide an understanding of the responsibilities, compliance and company processes required for operating a Gantry Crane. 


-Identify hazards and implement control measures when operating Overhead Gantry Cranes
-The care and use of the crane and lifting equipment
-Pre-start checks and service, fault reporting, load attachment, load lifting, load traversing, load placement.
-Understanding and using Gantry Crane terminology.
-Understanding the importance of pre-operational checks.
-Being aware of the safety codes for Crane operators.
-Developing safe usage techniques.
-Handling loads, parking and storage techniques.


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