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Unit of competency details

TLILIC0009 - Licence to operate a portal boom crane (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLILIC0019 - Licence to operate a portal boom crane 21/Nov/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLILIC3007 - Licence to operate a portal boom crane 12/Sep/2018

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 27/Sep/2019
(View details for release 1) 13/Sep/2018

Companion volumes:

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  13/Sep/2018 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 2. This is the second release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package:

  • Minor statement changes in unit Application
  • Minor statement changes in Assessment Conditions.

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Application

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a portal boom crane safely. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.

Portal boom crane means a boom crane or a jib crane that is mounted on a portal frame that, in turn, is supported on runways along which the crane travels.

A person undertaking this unit must hold:

  • a current HRWL to perform dogging or a certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging.

A person performing this work is required to hold a portal boom crane HRWL.

This unit requires a person operating a portal crane to:

  • plan for the work/task
  • prepare for the work/task
  • perform work/task
  • pack up

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency.

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL requirements.

The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable

Competency Field

LIC - Licencing Units

Unit Sector

Not applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1 

Plan work/task 

1.1 

Task requirements are identified from work orders or equivalent and a lift plan is confirmed with associated personnel and a site inspection is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures

1.2 

Work area operating surface is confirmed to determine the quality of ground suitability for operational use in accordance with workplace procedures

  

  

1.3 

Portal boom crane rated capacity (RC) and the lifting gear Working Load Limit (WLL) are established for the load/s and work/task requirements in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures

1.4 

Appropriate paths for operating the portal boom crane and moving and placing load/s in work area are assessed and determined in accordance with workplace procedures

1.5 

Relevant hazard identification and risk elimination/control measures are applied and advised to associated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures

1.6 

Traffic management plan implementation is confirmed and followed in accordance with workplace procedures

1.7 

Appropriate communication procedures are identified and tested with associated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures

1.8 

All tasks are confirmed to ensure requirements for the relevant work area in accordance with a lift plan and workplace procedures

2 

Prepare for work/task 

2.1 

Consultation with workplace personnel is established and maintained to ensure all crane and lifting operations are clear and consistent with site requirements in accordance with a lift plan and workplace procedures

2.2 

Risk control measures for hazards identified are checked for implementation in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures

2.3 

Portal boom crane is accessed safely in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

2.4 

Pre-start portal boom crane checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with legislative responsibilities and manufacturer requirements

2.5 

Portal boom crane is set up correctly with any lifting gear as per the lift plan in accordance with relevant manufacturer requirements including load chart/s and safe work procedures

2.6 

Boom/jib and lifting gear are set up and rigged as required in accordance with specific manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

2.7 

Operational checks are carried out and any damage and defects are reported, recorded and appropriate action is taken in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

 

 

2.8 

Crane logbook is checked to confirm current compliance, is correct for the crane type, is completed and signed and required rectifications have been signed off in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

2.9 

Weather and work environment conditions are assessed to determine any impact on portal boom crane operations in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

3 

Perform work/task  

3.1 

Lifts are determined within the RC of the portal boom crane in accordance with the load chart/s and lift plan

3.2 

Boom/jib and hook block is safely positioned over the load following directions from associated personnel in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures

3.3 

Hook including any lifting gear, where required are connected to the load and used safely in accordance with the lift plan, safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements

3.4 

Test lift is carried out in accordance with dogging and safe work procedures

3.5 

Loads are transferred using relevant crane movements and tag lines as required, in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures

3.6 

Load and crane movement is monitored constantly and crane is operated safely in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures

3.7 

All required communication signals are correctly interpreted and followed whilst crane is operated in accordance with the lift plan and safe work procedures

3.8 

Load is lowered and landed safely in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures

 

 

3.9 

Lifting gear is disconnected from load and crane is positioned safely and efficiently for next task in accordance with lift plan and safe work procedures

4 

Pack up 

4.1 

Crane boom/jib, lifting gear and associated equipment is stowed and secured as required in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

4.2 

Relevant motion locks and brakes are applied as required in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures

4.3 

Crane is shut down and secured to prevent unauthorised access/use in accordance with safe work procedures

4.4 

Shut down crane checks are carried out in accordance with safe work procedures and manufacturer requirements

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non -essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to TLILIC3007 Licence to operate a portal boom crane

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 2. This is the second release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package:

  • Minor statement changes in unit Application
  • Minor statement changes in Assessment Conditions.

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • applying relevant mathematical calculations in conjunction with lift plan and load chart to determine radius requirements and relevant lifting gear to perform work/task to enable crane to be configured for load including:
  • boom/jib
  • line pull
  • type of hook
  • applying relevant communication signals from associated personnel
  • applying relevant crane movements including:
  • boom/jib up and down (luffing)
  • catching load swing appropriately
  • positioning and using main and auxiliary hook and attachments to connect to load safely
  • raise and lower hoist
  • slew boom/jib
  • travel
  • conducting and applying hazard and risk assessment strategies including:
  • confirming work area operating surface suitability based on crane and task requirements
  • dynamic loads
  • load swing
  • overloading
  • lifting and placing load
  • tyre pressures or track condition
  • asymmetric loads
  • overhead hazards
  • restricted and poorly ventilated areas
  • risk of collision with people, moving plant and fixed structures
  • adequate lighting
  • weather conditions
  • complying with Commonwealth, state and territory Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation
  • communicating with other associated personnel through using appropriate worksite procedures which must include:
  • 2-way radio
  • active listening
  • demonstrating and interpreting hand signals
  • questioning to confirm understanding
  • signage
  • whistles
  • written instructions
  • completing the pre-start check including:
  • engine / mechanical fluid level checks as required by manufacturer requirements
  • presence of correct logbook
  • evidence of damage
  • fluid leaks
  • lights work effectively
  • locating, identifying and confirming all controls
  • mirrors and seat are adjusted appropriately
  • fire extinguisher
  • safety equipment checks
  • signage and labels to ensure they are visible and legible
  • checking for signs of paint separation and stressed welds indicating potential structural weakness
  • wheels and rail for damage/wear
  • updating records as required
  • visual damage or equipment faults
  • conducting operational checks ensuring:
  • all controls are located, identified and tested for functionality
  • all hydraulic functions are operated
  • lifting gear movements and control functions are smooth and comply with lift plan
  • hazard warning systems, safety, audible and visual warning devices are checked for to ensure they are functional including:
  • travel beepers
  • lights
  • horns
  • crane computer alarm (where fitted)
  • anti-two block alarms (where fitted)
  • start-up is in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
  • there are no unusual noises
  • transmission and brake functions comply with operating requirements
  • confirming and following traffic management plan procedures relevant to their role in the work area
  • determining any defects or faults with operation of crane and reporting to relevant person/s
  • ensuring risk control measures within the work area are effective as per workplace procedures
  • following directions of dogger or rigger
  • inputting crane configuration into crane computer (where fitted) and checking operation to accurately reflect crane configuration
  • interpreting and confirming relevant documentation for the work task and relevant area
  • maintaining three points of contact whilst accessing crane
  • monitoring load disconnection from hook is safe and ensuring no movement of controls
  • operating a portal boom crane to lift three different loads using the main hook that:
  • is 25% of the maximum working radius with a load weighing at least 25% of the crane’s rated capacity at that radius, and
  • is 50% of the maximum working radius with a load weighing at least 50% of the crane’s rated capacity at that radius, and
  • is 75% of the maximum working radius with a load weighing at least 75% of the crane’s rated capacity at that radius
  • positioning portal boom crane in relevant area for next task
  • positioning the portal boom crane for safe operation for:
  • application of the task
  • manoeuvring in the safe work
  • stability of the portal boom crane and the load
  • recording and maintaining accurate information relating to crane operations
  • reporting to relevant person/s on site risk control measures that are not in place or deficient
  • setting up and validating an exclusion zone
  • shutting down a portal boom crane in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures
  • test-lifting load just clear of lifting plane to allow for checks to be safely made in consultation with associated personnel to ensure:
  • slinging is correct
  • all crane equipment is functioning properly
  • load centre of gravity is correct
  • loads of unusual shape or weight distribution are correctly slung
  • test-lifting load just clear of lifting plane to allow for checks of crane computer (where fitted) to ensure:
  • load measuring equipment can be used to verify calculated weight of load
  • near capacity loads do not overload crane
  • using communications signals including:
  • hoist down - hand and whistle and radio
  • hoist up - hand and whistle and radio
  • luff boom down - hand and whistle and radio
  • luff boom up - hand and whistle and radio
  • slew left - hand and whistle and radio
  • slew right - hand and whistle and radio
  • stop - hand and whistle and radio
  • travel - hand and radio

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • appropriate worksite communication procedures including:
  • listening
  • hand signals
  • questioning techniques
  • signage
  • two-way radios
  • written instructions
  • whistles
  • crane configuration mathematical calculations to:
  • estimate loads
  • radius requirements
  • relevant lifting gear to perform work/task
  • characteristics and impact of factors affecting portal boom crane stability whilst moving loads including:
  • overloading
  • pick and carry the load
  • asymmetric loads
  • crane, lifting gear load chart/s and manufacturer requirements
  • lift impacting factors including:
  • centre of gravity
  • dynamic nature of load
  • flex/deflection of boom
  • length
  • radius of lift
  • weight
  • set up of jib
  • hazards including:
  • erection and pack up
  • crane stability
  • ground stability and condition including recently filled trenches and slopes
  • insufficient lighting
  • obstacles or obstruction
  • other specific hazards and dangerous materials
  • overhead hazards including:
  • electric lines
  • service pipes
  • structures
  • vegetation (trees)
  • traffic including pedestrians, vehicles and other plant
  • operations on unusual, uneven or difficult terrains
  • manufacturer requirements and instructions on shutting down and packing up crane
  • portal boom crane characteristics and capabilities to allow crane configuration to suit a range of loads
  • relevant safe work instructions, safety information, emergency procedures
  • relevant documentation requirements and procedures for recording, reporting and maintaining workplace records and information
  • risk assessment management and mitigation strategies including hierarchy of control:
  • elimination
  • substitution
  • isolation
  • engineering controls
  • administrative controls
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • roles and responsibilities of duty holders as per legislative obligations of Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) requirements and safe work / workplace procedures
  • prestart and operational checks required for a portal boom crane
  • starting procedure of crane as per manufacturer requirements
  • weather bureau forecasts and environmental conditions that could impact operation including:
  • lightning
  • wind
  • water impacted ground
  • Ultra Violet (UV) exposure
  • problems and appropriate response procedures to unplanned and/or unsafe situations and environmental conditions
  • stability of load and avoidance of hazards using best portal boom crane practice including:
  • allowing for boom deflection
  • boom/jib as low as possible
  • boom/jib in line with crane
  • carrying load near to ground surface
  • crane stability
  • gently accelerating and braking to minimise load swing
  • lowering load safely onto appropriate dunnage taking into consideration swing and restrictions of area
  • minimum boom/jib length
  • minimum speed
  • using handheld taglines
  • identification of incorrect sling of load
  • typical routine problems encountered operating crane and equipment, and adjustments required for correction.
  • workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting operations for the portal boom crane

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

  • Simulators must not be used in the assessment of this unit of competency.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • portal boom crane in safe/serviceable working order in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • appropriate loads as outlined in the performance evidence requirements
  • appropriate personnel to sling and direct loads including:
  • dogger or rigger
  • communications equipment including:
  • two-way radios
  • whistles
  • relevant personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • applicable documentation including:
  • approved codes of practice and relevant guidance material
  • relevant Australian technical standards
  • manufacturer guidelines (instructions, requirements or checklists), relevant industry standards and operating procedures (where applicable).

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851