This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate bridge cranes and gantry cranes safely.
Bridge crane means a crane that:
- consists of a bridge beam or beams, that are mounted to end carriages at each end, and
- is capable of travelling along elevated runways, and
- has 1 or more hoisting mechanisms arranged to traverse across the bridge.
Gantry crane means a crane that:
- consists of a bridge beam or beams supported at one or both ends by legs mounted to end carriages, and
- is capable of travelling on supporting surfaces or deck levels, whether fixed or not, and
- has a crab with 1 or more hoisting units arranged to travel across the bridge.
This unit applies to the activities of a person operating bridge crane or gantry crane that is:
- controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane, or
- remotely controlled and having more than 3 powered operations, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.
A person performing this work is required to hold a bridge and gantry crane high risk work (HRW) licence
This unit requires a person operating a bridge crane or gantry crane to plan the work, conduct routine checks, transfer loads, and shut down and secure crane after completing the operation.
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.