Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for crane operations

1.1 Carry out equipment pre-start and start-up checks in line with workplace procedures

1.2 Identify faults or defects and rectify or report within scope of own responsibility and according to workplace procedures

1.3 Inspect and confirm lifting gear is attached according to work requirements, equipment specifications, and workplace procedures

1.4 Confirm the work area is clear and safe prior to commencing work activity

1.5 Confirm ground suitability of work area operating surface for operational use of the crane

1.6 Determine appropriate paths for operating the crane and moving and placing load/s in work area

1.7 Identify hazards and apply risk elimination/control measures

2. Commence crane operations

2.1 Position, stabilise and level crane prior to commencement of lift operations

2.2 Correctly interpret relevant load charts

2.3 Confirm weight of load as being within the lifting capacity and operating radius of the crane

2.4 Configure crane for specified lift

2.5 Prepare loads for lift in accordance with crane limitations and rigging requirements, and according to workplace procedures

2.6 Access crane in accordance with manufacturer specifications and safety regulations

2.7 Crane controls and functions, including manoeuvrability, emergency functions, gear and accessories are checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported

3. Operate crane within operating capacities of equipment to complete work activity

3.1 Perform a test list

3.2 Use crane controls and functions to lift and position loads using techniques suited to equipment capabilities, site and work conditions, and according to workplace procedures

3.3 Monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms

3.4 Monitor hazards and risks during operations, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

4. Travel the crane (where relevant to type)

4.1 Plan a firm and level route for the crane travel according to workplace procedures

4.2 Monitor and manage hazards along the route

4.3 Travel the crane in accordance with relevant Standards, manufacturer’s guidelines, engineering specifications and organisational policies and procedures and work requirements

5. Complete crane operations

5.1 Shut down crane using the correct sequence of procedures in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications and site safety procedures

5.2 Park up, secure and carry out post operational inspection of equipment in line with workplace procedures