• Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger Signaller, a Crane Erector and maintenance personnel
• State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and codes of practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
• Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
• State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
• Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height
• Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc.
• Identify different types of cranes, and explain their lifting capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations
• Explain maintenance, inspections, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
• Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts
• Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
• Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems
• Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories inc: swing-aways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets
• List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
• Calculate sling sizes and angles
• Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
• Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads
• Identify weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads
• Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
• State the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation
• Identify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
• Identify and plan an area, with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift
• State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
• Construct a safe system of work by constructing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans using given information
• Prepare and explain pre-prepared lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. crane supervisor, crane operator, slinger signaller etc.
• Specify positioning of a crane, load and other limiting factors in relation to fixed objects
• Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area, external to the lift zone, can affect the planned lifting operation
On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.
Register and complete the NVQ level 5 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.