Operate a Mobile Crane

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 116254
No. of Credits : 20
NQF Level: 2

Course Introduction

A person credited with this unit standard demonstrates an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in crane operations according to safe handling and maintenance practices in compliance with crane manufacturer’s and legislated standards.

Qualification Title: Operate a Mobile Crane

Unit Standard No: 116254

No. of Credits: 20

NQF Level: 2

A person credited with this unit standard demonstrates an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in crane operations according to safe handling and maintenance practices in compliance with crane manufacturer’s and legislated standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a mobile crane
  • identifying the safety and suitability of a crane
  • applying the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane
  • operating a mobile crane.

Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning:

  • NQF Level 1 Numeracy and NQF Level 1 Literacy
  • The driver should be declared physically fit and have completed an eyesight test (such as the Orthorator test, the Purdue University Test No 3, etc and industry recognised depth perception and hand-eye-coordination test.

It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard have already undergone company induction, have an appropriate licence to operate in the work area, and are competent in unit standards which address:

  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping
  • Mechanical Awareness and Plant Appreciation

Novice: 5 days

Recertification: 1 day

This course is targeted at employees (novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating mobile cranes.

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