This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate bridge cranes and gantry cranes safely. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.
Bridge crane means a crane that:
consists of a bridge beam or beams, that are mounted to end carriages at each end, and
can travel along elevated runways, and
has one or more hoisting mechanisms arranged to traverse across the bridge.
Gantry crane means a crane that:
consists of a bridge beam or beams supported at one or both ends by legs mounted to end carriages, and
can travel on supporting surfaces or deck levels, whether fixed or not, and
has a crab with one or more hoisting units arranged to travel across the bridge
This unit applies to the activities of a person operating a bridge crane or gantry crane that is:
controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane, or
remotely controlled and having more than three powered operations.
A person performing this work is required to hold a bridge and gantry crane HRWL.
This unit requires a person operating a bridge crane or gantry crane to:
plan for the work/task
prepare for the work/task
Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency. This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, state and territory HRWL requirements.
The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.