HRETDs heavy cranes training course details
heavy cranes
SAQA unit standard: 242982 (NCOP codes C35, C36, C39 and C40)
Field: Services
NQF level:  03 (14 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs heavy cranes training course details
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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
PO Box 4252, The Reeds, Centurion 0158
Tel: +27(0)12 661 6721 Cell: +27(0)78 389 5248
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Heavy cranes
Mobile cranes
Overhead cranes (Cabin)
Overhead cranes (Pendant)
Single girder hoists
Telescopic materials handler
Truck mounted cranes
Tower cranes
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earth moving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Workshop & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme The heavy crane course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Learners who meet the specific outcomes and assessment criteria will be permitted to operate a heavy crane of the following codes:

Code C35: Hydraulic mobile crane up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate
Code C36: Hydraulic pick up & carry crane up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate
Code C39: Lattice boom mobile truck crane up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate
Code C40: Lattice boom mobile crawler crane up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 18 years and over, have a Grade 10 certificate or NQF2 equivalent, and appropriate heavy vehicle driver license.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of heavy crane training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Materials handling and lifting operations training

Each learner will recieve

Heavy crane operator training

Crane operator training

Course content

Identify the efficacy of crane type prior to utilisation thereof, giving consideration to freight characteristics, equipment manufacturer’s requirements and environmental conditions

We explain to learners the issues concerning the safety and suitability of crane types, legal responsibilities in a nutshell, Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and different types of cranes and their purpose.

Inspection of the heavy cranes

Application of the recognised methods for inspection is thoroughly explained, as is recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane with reference to safety procedures in the workplace. We outline the components, pre-operational and close-down checks.

Operate the heavy crane in a safe and competent manner

We discuss using load charts, on-rubber lifting, pick up and carry operations, boom angle indicators and critical lifts.

Heavy crane controls and gauges

We identify and explain the purpose of various controls, driver’s controls, crane controls and operating console, as well outlining what dangerous situations may arise, and how to avert them.

Handling heavy crane emergencies

We go over the available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents. Course of action in relation to safe work practices and procedures is explained in detail; hand signals, selecting slings, load attaching devices, sling safety, lifting tackle precautions, centre of gravity, balancing of loads, chain sling angles and types of chain slings.

Assessment methods We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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TETA accredited

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Authority.

HRETD certification policy

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Authority.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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