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~ Course Overview

This five-day nationally recognised training course will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge required for the safe operation of a mobile crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes for licensing purposes (vehicle tow trucks excluded).

Successful completion of the training will also allow the participant to apply for a non-slewing mobile crane high-risk work license, (class CN) from WorkSafe Western Australia (note that there is an additional cost payable directly to WorkSafe WA).

~ Recommended For

Any person who has the requirement to shift loads with a non-slewing mobile crane with a lifting capacity over 3 tonnes as part of their day-to-day activities. These cranes are also colloquially known as a "Franna".

~ Pre-requisites

The participant must  have a sound knowledge of the English language and basic mathematical concepts. Although it is not a pre-requisite for the obtainment of a CN licnese, for the purposes of mobiling a licensed crane on public road, a client should have a driving license of the appropriate class (e.g. HR). A participant should ideally have an appropriate driving license or should otherwise be striving to obtain one.

~ Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Accurately record and maintain information relating to crane operations
  • Communicate in the workplace with hand signals, whistles and two-way radios
  • Communication effectively with other site personnel
  • Assess ground conditions to confirm that the site is suitable to operate crane
  • Operate crane including all functions to their maximum extension in the loading and unloading of loads to the safe working rated capacity of the crane
  • Mobile loads using best mobile practice
  • Apply current risk assessment and hazard control strategies to the positioning and safe operation of the crane
  • Use and interpret crane manufacturer's specifications and data, including load charts to enable the crane to be configured for the load
  • Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

~ Assessment

Theoretical assessment for this unit comprises a closed book and unassisted written knowledge assessment of approximately 115 questions. The assessment will further include approximately 3 questions on mathematical calculations. There will also be a practical assessment of competency consisting of various load-shifting related tasks. Your assessor will be a qualified WorkSafe WA assessor.

~ Training Staff

All training personnel have many years experience in the construction and mining industry, as well as holding the relevant certification for training and assessing and are committed to providing participants with the best possible training services. Your assessor for this training will be an accredited WorkSafe WA Assessor. Your assessor for this training will also be an accredited WorkSafe WA Assessor, ensuring that you meet the requirements laid down by WorkSafe WA to receive your license for this high-risk work.

~ Location

Training can be conducted on-site Australia wide or at our training centre located at 12 Sparks Road, Henderson, Perth, WA. Training may also be conducted internationally. 

~ Alternative Learning Methods

The preferred method of delivery of this course is intensive, classroom and practical based learning, however alternative methods of delivery are available for this unit. The participant, after enrolling with Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd for this course, may undertake workplace (on-the job) training for this course under the supervision and instruction of a "CN" licensed crane operator. With workplace training, assessment will still be required by a Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd WorkSafe Assessor to ensure the participant meets the competency standards required for licensing. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also offered for this unit, and on proof of evidence the course time may be reduced to asssessment time only (1-2 days). Contact our office for more details.

~ Inclusions

All learning materials (including a comprehensive learner guide), consumables & equipment. Tea, coffee and chilled/filtered water are also provided on public courses.

~ Aims

Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd, as a Registered Training Organisation, strive to maintain the highest professional standards in the delivery of its competency based and accredited training.

~ Required Resources

  • Hardened-toe Safety Work Boots (MUST be supplied and worn by the participant)
  • Hard Hat
  • High-visibility Clothing
  • Safety Glasses
  • Stationary
  • 100 points of Identification
  • Current WorkSafe License (if previously obtained).
  • A non-slewing mobile crane will be required for this training. This can be supplied by the client, or Coastal Entrprises WA Pty Ltd can arrange for the hire of an appropriate crane for training and assessment. The cost of this hire will be passed onto the client.

NOTE: Access to the components as listed in the course overview will be required if training is to be conducted on-site.

~ Course Frequency

Non-Slewing Mobile Crane courses are held upon request. Contact our office to schedule a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane course on the details below.

~ Registration

Phone Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd on:

Phone: (+61) 08 9437-6688           Fax: (+61) 08 9437-6060 

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