Crane - TLILIC3008

Crane Intrain Assessors

20T Slewing Crane

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of up to 20 tonnes.

Slewing mobile crane means a mobile crane incorporating a boom or jib that can be slewed, but does not include:

  • A front-end loader or
  • A backhoe or
  • An excavator or
  • Other earth moving equipment, when configured for crane operation

This unit applies to the activities of a person operating slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes that is a:

  • Non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes.
  • Reach Stacker.
  • Slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 20 tonnes or less.
  • Vehicle loading crane with a capacity of 10-metre tonnes or more, excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.
  • A person performing this work is required to hold a slewing mobile crane – with a capacity of up to 20 tonnes high-risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 20 tonnes to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up the crane, transfer a load, mobile load and shut down and secure the crane after completing the operation.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, HRW and meets Commonwealth, state and territory HRW licensing requirements.

Any alteration to this unit would result in a unit that would not be acceptable to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators for the purpose of licensing.

  • Operate a slewing mobile crane up to 20 tonnes in different types of workplaces transferring key principles of safe operation to different contexts.
  • Improve own performance in safely and efficiently operating a slewing mobile crane by incorporating learnings from different workplaces and different conditions into current performance.

Interpret numerical information including:

  • Selecting appropriate slewing mobile crane in accordance with load and workplace conditions.
  • Load weight assessment, to ensure compliance with slewing mobile crane data plate specifications.
  • Controlling and monitoring instrument readings.
  • Use and interpret vocabulary specific to slewing mobile crane operations and workplace procedures at a level sufficient to communicate with other workplace personnel.
  • Use non-verbal feedback to support effective communication.
  • Use relevant two-way radio conventions.

Interpret documentation that includes technical specificity including:

  • Slewing mobile crane data plate.
  • Plant operation manuals and manufacturer specifications.
  • Workplace procedures, including emergency plan.
  • Workplace signage and labels.

Accurately record and maintain information relating to operating a slewing mobile crane, including:

  • Incident reports.
  • Vehicle checking and maintenance records.
  • Implement risk control measures.
  • Initiate emergency management strategies.

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