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Crane Operations Courses

    Prepare and Sling Complex Loads
People who attend this course are able to prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations.
Assessment must be carried out using either a crane with a 10 tonne minimum capacity; or a tower crane or self-erecting tower crane with a 4 tonne minimum capacity.
Note that the Assessment must be carried out in a crane workplace or equivalent.

Course Objectives
At the successful completion of the course the trainee will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and use of types of lifting equipment in accordance with industry best practice and company procedures.
  • Prepare and sling complex loads in accordance with industry best practice and company procedures.
  • Determine factors affecting the safe operation of the crane.
  • Correctly select lifting equipment and apply sling and lifting gear to the load.
  • Select and apply packing and dunnage to crane lift situations.

NZQA Unit Standard
3801   Prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations

Attendance Numbers     Minimum and maximum of 4
Course Duration            2 days

Entry Criteria
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.

All trainees must evidence successful completion of US 3789, Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
All trainees must evidence a minimum of 6 months documented experience as a Dogman over a maximum period of two years in a workplace where cranes are operating prior to assessment against this unit standard.
VHNZ can provide training for US 3789. To organise, please contact a VHNZ representative.

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