Overhead Crane

R4,500.00

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a crane.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
The main functions of Overhead Crane’s are explained in terms of manufacturer’s specification
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
The operation of all major components are explained in terms of their functions.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
All safety features and warning devices on the crane are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed crane capabilities.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
Warnings from crane indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer’s specifications.
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6
Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received.
PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the functions, safety and suitability of the crane prior to utilization 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 a overhead/gantry crane.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Demonstrating 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.

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
  • Limited to work carried out on a standard crane, with standardized fittings.
  • The applied competence expressed in this standard covers one specific crane of a range of heavy crane types (capacity and functionality) used in familiar operational functions in any industry context, and in a range of environmental conditions (e.g. poor weather).
  • Cranes shall include:
    > C30: Overhead Pendant Controlled.
    > C31: Overhead Cab controlled.
  • Attachments shall include:
    > S Tandem Lifts.
    > T Special Categories.
  • The Codes and Attachments correspond with the National Code of Practice.
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