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 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 crane, transfer a load, mobile load and shut down and secure the 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.