Operate overhead/gantry cranes

Course description

The successful learner will be able to understand the functions, safety and suitability of the crane prior to utilisation in the freight handling industry. Learners are also able to inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane, and be able to access available support systems and emergency services, in case of incidents and accidents while operating an overhead/gantry crane.

Course outline

At the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a crane
  • identify the safety and suitability of the crane type prior to utilisation
  • inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane
  • operate an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner
  • access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.