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UNIT STANDARD 1754: Operate Truck-Mounted Load Lifting Equipment

22 September 2016

UNIT STANDARD 1754: Operate Truck-Mounted Load Lifting Equipment

Recently Vertical Horizonz New Zealand (VHNZ) retired UNIT STANDARD 1754: Operate Truck-Mounted Load Lifting Equipment from the training portfolio. This Unit Standard expires at the end of 2016 as it does not meet the training requirements outlined in Part 4 of the Approved Code of Practice for Cranes, 3rd edition.


Instead, VHNZ offers UNIT STANDARD 16617 - Use a truck loader crane to lift and place loads. This unit standard is for operators of truck mounted cranes. Those credited with this unit standard are able to: assess the worksite and prepare to lift and place loads; describe the functions of critical components and equipment used for lifting, and select lifting equipment and sling load; lift and place loads with a truck loader crane; and secure the crane and prepare the truck for road transport mode, stow equipment, and complete documentation. They will be able to demonstrate skills acquired from 150 or more hours of practice, select and apply from a range of known solutions to familiar problems, adapting behaviour as appropriate and work under limited supervision. This unit is identified as required for the operation of a truck mounted crane in the ACOP crane.




VHNZ Course Overview

  1. Both theory and practical lessons covering the following:
  2. Health and safety legislative requirements.Assess the worksite and prepare to lift and place loads.
  3. Worksite is inspected for existing and potential hazards in accordance with company procedures.
  4. Hazards are identified, and potential hazards are identified and dealt with in accordance with company health and safety procedures.
  5. Crane is checked in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
  6. Describe the functions of critical components and equipment used for lifting, and select the right lifting equipment and sling load.
  7. Lift and place loads with a truck loader crane.
  8. Crane takes the weight, and load, equipment, and truck are assessed to ensure they are stable for the entire load lifting and placing operation.
  9. Crane is positioned, stowed, and secured in accordance with crane manufacturer's operators manual and/or company procedures.
  10. Secure the crane and prepare the truck for road transport mode, stow equipment, and complete documentation.

Click for more information on our Crane Unit Standards offered.