Operate a tower crane

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBC4044A, 'Operate a tower crane'.
Google Links
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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 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 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. Tower crane operations are planned in accordance with site procedures and legislative requirements.

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 tower crane.

2.1. Tower crane is visually inspected prior to operation for any evidence of damage, structural weakness or interference according to pre-operational safety check procedures.

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

2.3. 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 monitored throughout operation.

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

3. Operate tower crane.

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

3.2. Tower crane is operated to work instructions in accordance with company operating procedures and manufacturer specifications.

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

3.4. Crane is climbed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and safety regulations.

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

3.6. Weight of load is confirmed as being within the lifting capacity and operating radius of the crane.

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

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

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

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

3.11. 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.

4. Shut down tower crane.

4.1. Tower crane is shut down using the correct sequence of procedures in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

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

4.3. Tower crane operations and faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4044A appears in the following qualifications:

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