: CT Tower Crane
Tower cranes are widely used in the construction of multi-storey buildings, high rise industrial and engineering projects.
A tower crane is a jib or boom crane mounted on a tower structure, demountable or permanent, including both horizontal and luffing jib types.
Duties of a Tower Crane Operator
- Operation of the crane
- Prestart checks
- General Maintenance or servicing
- Set - up
- Shut down
- Load charts
- You must be 18 years of age or over
- CSTC Policy is that all people wanting to be to enroll on the tower crane course must have held a Licence to Perform High Risk Work Dogging Licence or valid certificate of competency for at least 3 months and must be able to provide documented proof of their experience in that time.
- Ability to understand read and write English
- Blue/ White induction card
Basic knowledge of mathematics to work out formulas
- Requirements for certification.
- OS&H legislation (‘duty of care' responsibilities of employers and employees).
- Australian Standards AS 2550 Parts 1 & 5, AS 1418 Part 5,
- Code of Practice (prevention of falls from height and manual
- Identification of workplace hazards and the application of
appropriate hazard control measures.
- Principles of tower crane operations.
- Structural characteristics and stability limitations of tower cranes.
- Operating a tower crane under different environment conditions.
- Inspection and application of FSWR, chains, synthetic slings and
- Calculation of mass/loads and slinging methods.
- Communication with dogman and other authorised personnel at
the work site.
- Multi-crane hoisting / lifting personnel in workbox
- Operational plan is developed in consultation with authorized personnel and site supervisor.
- Identification of workplace hazards and the application of appropriate hazard control measures.
- Set up and erection of tower crane
- Conduct pre-start and post-operative equipment checks in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
- Understanding and application of appropriate methods of communication with dogman and other authorized personnel.
- Correct deployment of the crane's ballast and structural ties in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
- Operation of the crane to raise, move and place loads, using all relevant crane movements.
- Climbing of tower crane.
- Perform parking and shut-down procedures.
- Dismantling of tower crane
- Knowledge Exam
- Written Exam
- Practical Assessment
- Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Statement of Attainment indicating the Nationally recognized unit of competency UEPOPS230A Operate Lifting and Load Shifting Equipment for Loads greater than 10 tonnes.
- A Notice of Assessment will be issued by the Worksafe Trainer/Assessor.
- To obtain your Licence to Perform High Risk Work for class CT (Tower Crane) you will need to fill in the relevant application form and attach a copy of your Statement of Attainment, Notice of Assessment and also 2 passport photos along with the application fee that is to be paid Directly to WorkSafe WA.
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