Operate a self-erecting tower crane

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for operation.

1.1. Applicable safety (OHS), licensing, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a self-erecting tower crane are verified and complied with.

1.2. Work order is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel.

1.3. Type of operations to be conducted with a self-erecting tower crane are assessed and prepared.

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

1.5. Self-erecting tower crane operations are planned in accordance with site procedures.

1.6. Environmental protection measures are adhered to in accordance with environmental plans and regulations.

1.7. Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements.

2. Inspect and test self-erecting tower crane.

2.1. Self-erecting tower crane is visually inspected prior to operation for any evidence of damage, structural weakness or interference according to pre-operational safety check procedures and service logbook inspection.

2.2. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

2.3. Self-erecting tower crane controls and functions, including manoeuvrability, emergency functions, gear and accessories are checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported.

2.4. Tower functions are checked after start-up and are monitored throughout operation.

2.5. Site hazards associated with self-erecting tower crane operations are detected and documented, risks assessed and safe operating techniques used to eliminate or control risks.

3. Prepare for erection.

3.1. Self-erecting tower crane is positioned in accordance with work instructions, manufacturer specifications and statutory regulations.

3.2. Ground or base is assessed to ensure it will withstand crane operation without subsidence, in accordance with engineer specifications.

3.3. Barriers and signage are used to isolate the work area in accordance with safe work practices, load shifting requirements and the work plan.

3.4. Self-erecting tower crane is positioned to ensure a level operating platform in accordance with manufacturer instructions and statutory regulations.

3.5. Activities are coordinated with riggers, doggers and other crane operators.

3.6. Self-erection system is activated to achieve the required height of operation in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

3.7. Rig is handed over to riggers to complete erection and stability procedures.

4. Operate self-erecting tower crane.

4.1. Self-erecting tower crane is operated with ground controls to work instructions and in accordance with company operating procedures and manufacturer specifications.

4.2. Communication practices associated with lifting and moving loads are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and are confirmed between parties.

4.3. Start-up and shutdown procedures are performed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and site requirements.

4.4. Weight of load is confirmed as complying with crane lifting capacity, operating radius and crane load chart.

4.5. Lifting gear is selected, inspected, attached and used in accordance with working load limits and OHS legislation.

4.6. Crane movements are checked for safe operation and load is prepared for lifting in accordance with crane, dogging and rigging requirements.

4.7. Load is manoeuvred to position using the control systems to manufacturer specifications and continually monitored throughout its travel, and tasks are completed effectively.

4.8. Load is lifted and moved in accordance with the agreed crane schedule and conventional hand and audible signals that meet OHS legislation and work site procedures.

4.9. Load is constantly monitored to ensure safety to personnel, load and structural stability, with monitoring systems and alarms immediately acted upon in accordance with site requirements.

5. Shut down and stow self-erecting tower crane.

5.1. Self-erecting tower crane is shut down and stowed using the correct sequence of procedures in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

5.2. Routine post-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

5.3. Self-erection system is lowered by activating the recoil procedure or ram in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

5.4. Self-erecting tower crane operations and faults are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4043A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)