Course Information Construction Training International (CTI) is pleased to announce the introduction of its Crane Supervisor & Authorised Person courses. Aimed at the general onsite supervisor, overseeing the use of cranes, these courses are the only courses of this type currently on offer in Australia.
Crane Supervisors Course
This course runs over 3 days. Topics covered include:
- assisting in management of cranes from an OH & S perspective
- environmental factors
- reading crane charts
- crane safety devices
- following lift plans
- potential hazards and unsafe lifting
- regulatory requirements
- maintenance and inspection requirements
- training and certification
- inspect lifting gear and relevant documentation
- ensuring the safety of persons in the vicinity
Authorised Person Course This course runs over 2 days and is aimed at the person responsible for developing and signing off work method statements etc. for the Crane Supervisor. This qualification would provide the trainee with expertise in
- assess the lifting operation
- planning a safe system of work
- completing a method statement
- obtaining permits
- preparation of an area/exclusion zones
- crane selection & capacity
- conduct lift study
- prepare rigging diagram
The two courses are run independently, however the Crane Supervisors Course is a prerequisite for those wanting to complete the Authorised Person Course.
Motivated by the ongoing industry need for competent persons to supervise the use of cranes, CTI’s Director, Peter Patterson, began researching courses overseas and completed the UK training in this field late last year. Peter then combined his 30 years experience in construction industry OH & S and the use of cranes with, CTI Trainer & Assessor, Brendan Conroy’s knowledge of the crane industry and expertise in the training environment, to develop these courses.
Construction Training International continues to be at the forefront of training in this specialised industry and is in the process of finalising an affiliation with the University of Ballarat, for the ongoing provision of these courses.
Peter plans to meet with representatives of crane training organisations across Australia in the coming months to outline the courses and their provision. If you would like to learn more about these courses or organise a meeting with Peter