Gantry Cranes

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C30/31 Unit Standard 242976

The purpose of this programme is to enable a learner to:
  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a crane.
  • • Identifying the safety and suitability of the crane type prior to utilisation.
  • • Inspecting and recording the operational fitness of the components of a crane.
  • • Operating an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner.
  • • Accessing available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.
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Module 1: Types of Cranes
  • • Purpose of the Programme.
  • • Unit Standard Information.
  • • Attachments.
Module 2: Parts & Functions
  • • Basic Gantry Crane Parts.
  • • Types of gantry cranes.
  • • Hand controls.
  • • Joystick controls (hand held & cab).
Module 3: Crane Safety
  • • Operator Responsibilities.
  • • Crane Safety Inspections.
  • • National Code Of Practice (NCOP)For The Evaluation Of Training Providers Of Lifting Machine Operators.
Module 4: Daily Checks
  • • Pre-Start Checks.
  • • Trolley assembly.
  • • Daily pre-start checklist.
  • • Operator controls.
  • • Start-up checks.
  • • Shutting Down the Crane.
  • • Normal procedure.
Module 5: Principles of Operation
  • • The Gantry Crane works on the principles of a pulley.
  • • Centre of gravity.
  • • Stability.
  • • Side loading.
  • • Wind loading.
  • • Load swing.
  • • Use of taglines.
Module 5: Mechanical Appreciation
  • • Systems.
  • • Operator controls.
  • • Safety devices.
  • • Electrical systems.
  • • Troubleshooting.
Module 7: Load Capacities
Module 8: Rigging Principles
  • • Wire rope.
  • • Fitting a new rope.
  • • Chains.
  • • Reeving.
  • • Shackles.
  • • Eyebolts.
  • • Turnbuckles – Types.
  • • Swivel hoist rings.
  • • Wedge sockets.
  • • Wire rope clamps.
  • • Steel wire rope slings and slinging “do’s”.
  • • Steel Wire Rope Slings and Slinging “Dont’s”.
  • • Sling Safe Mass Load In Tons Using A Factor Of 6:1.
  • • Safe Mass Load Of Two-Legged Steel Wire Rope Slings In Tons Using A Factor of 6:1.
Module 9: Crane Signals
Module 10: Operating Procedures
  • • Perform the pre-start and start up checks.
  • • Check the lift is within the capacity of the crane.
  • • Set up the crane for the lift.
  • • Perform the lift.
  • • During the lifting operation.
  • Refresher 1 Day
  • Novice 5 days
  • Level 2
  • 5 Credits

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