HRETDs remote / pendant controlled overhead crane training course details
Operate pentant controlled
overhead cranes
SAQA unit standard: 116235 (NCOP code: C30)
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs remote / pendant controlled overhead crane training course details
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Advanced driving
Crane operations
Heavy cranes
Marine loader cranes
Mobile cranes
Overhead cranes (Cabin)
Overhead cranes (Pendant)
Single girder hoists
Telescopic materials handlers
Truck mounted cranes
Tower cranes
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This operate an overhead crane (pendant- and/or remote-controlled) training course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Learners who meet the specific outcomes and assessment criteria will be permitted to operate a code C30 pendant- and/or remote-controlled overhead crane, up to a rated capacity stipulated on the certificate issued.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 18 years and over, and hold a Grade 7 certificate.

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

Materials handling and lifting operations training

Each learner will receive

Pendant / remote controlled overhead crane operator training

Crane operator training

Course content

The overhead crane and components

We look at types of overhead cranes, the crane parts, safety devices and controls, including gantry cranes and gantry crane controls.

Operational checks

We take learners through inspecting of the crane, pre-operation checks, start-up, operational and close-down checks.

Operating the overhead crane

We discuss hand signals, operating controls, effects of overloading, safe handling, out of service and stowing the crane.

Lifting and handling loads

We talk about contact with down shop leads, emergency evacuation in the event of fire or noxious fumes, capacities at various configurations, handling and stacking, rules of operation, tag-lines and wind conditions.

Safety rules

We outline the legal responsibilities in a nutshell, Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988, Construction Regulations, 2003, Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, Lifting Equipment Regulations, General Machinery Regulations, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), load safety, handling cargo with pictorial markers and hazardous cargo.

Wire ropes

We describe wire rope elements, care of wire rope and handling wire rope in detail.

Drums and sheaves

Here we look at mechanical splicing methods, the Afgrip aluminium ferrule and super-loop steel ferrule mechanical splices, hazards to look for when using Afgrip ferrule slings, identification and inspection of slings.

Inspecting rigging hardware

We outline the maintenance of log books, inspecting wire ropes and slings, causes of failure, inspection criteria for wire rope removal, inspecting chain slings, hooks, shackles and webbing slings and the handling and storage of lifting tackle.

Slings and loads

We look at types of shackles, selecting, assembling and using a shackle, selecting slings, load attaching devices, sling safety, centre of gravity, balancing the load, weight of load and safe working loads (SWL).

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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Accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 116235: Operate a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate a pendant controlled overhead crane, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence that is valid for two years. Records are externally moderated quarterly by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) for quality and compliance purposes.

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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