There are no pre-requisites for this unit; however, the minimum age for licensing is 18 years.
1. Plan task.
2. Prepare for task.
3. Transfer load.
4. Shut down and secure crane.
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a tower crane.
Tower crane work involves a boom crane or a jib crane (with horizontal or luffing jib) mounted on a demountable or permanent tower structure.
Self-erecting tower cranes are not included in this unit of competency.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.