Lesson 1: Technical Knowledge
29 CFR 1910.180; Definitions; General Requirements; Load Ratings; Inspection Classification; Crane Types; Testing; Maintenance Procedure – General, Rope Inspection; Handling the Load; Other Requirements; Operations Near Overhead Lines; 29 CRF 1926.1400; ASME B30; Electrical and Hydraulic Systems; Controls and Instrumentation; Operational Aids
– Identify the different types of mobile crane.
– List three types of heavy lift attachments.
– List safety devices that must be operational for a mobile crane to remain in service.
Lesson 2: Components of Load Charts
Load Chart Requirements; Manufacturer’s Notes; Capacity Tables; Range Diagrams; Work Area Diagrams; Required Deductions; Line Pull and Reeving Information
– Explain the two scenarios that could take place if rated capacities are exceeded.
– Understand the proper use of range diagrams.
– Calculate the effective weight of load handling devices and identify their effect on the crane’s rated capacity.
Lesson 3: Determining a Crane’s Lifting Capacity
Crane Configuration; Quadrant of Operation; Boom Length; Load Radius; Boom Angle; Gross Capacity; Capacity Deductions; Net Capacity; Parts of Line
– List the considerations involved in selecting the correct capacity chart.
– Explain the most common quadrant of operation.
– Identify the differences in measuring boom length between a hydraulic and lattice boom crane.
– Understand minimum parts of line.
Lesson 4: Conditions that Reduce Capacity
Crane Condition; Crane out of Level; High Winds; Side Loading; Increase in Load Radius; Shock Loading; Eccentric Reeving; Duty Cycle Operations;
– List crane parts to check to ensure rated capacity.
– Define “level” within the hoisting and rigging industry.
– Explain the effect of wind on a mobile crane’s rated capacity
– List conditions that may cause side loading.
Lesson 5: Site and Crane Set-up
Crane Inspection Frequency; Shift Inspection Requirements; Wire Rope; Basic Wire Rope Components; Rope Lay; Construction; Rotation Resistant Rope Construction; Wire Rope Installation; Wire Rope Inspection; Sheave Inspection; Wedge Socket Installation and Inspection; Hook Inspection; Boom Inspections; Mobile Crane Pre-Operational Checklist; Assembly/Disassembly; Operation near Power Lines; 1926.1408; 1926.1411; Crane Positioning and Clearances; Ground Conditions; Blocking and Mats; Outriggers; Lifting on Rubber; Leveling the Crane; Telescoping Boom Extensions/Jibs
– List major steps in the site and crane set-up process.
– Understand the mobile crane pre-operational checklist.
– Explain the differences between boom hoist rope construction and rotation resistant rope construction.
– Identify and apply the ASME Standards used in the assembly/disassembly process.
Lesson 6: Operations
Roles and Responsibilities; Load Weight; Load Center of Gravity; Signals; Hand Signals for Crane Operation; Multi-Crane Lifts; Tilt-Up Operations; Lifting from Water and Barge/Vessel Operations; Hoisting Personnel; Suspended Personnel Platform Pre-Operational Checklist; Keeping Personnel Clear of Suspended Loads; Block and Line Twisting; Safety Devices and Operator Aids; Hoisting Procedures; Proper Telescoping Boom Extensions; Traveling with a Load; Traveling without a Load; Two-Blocking and Prevention; Boom Contact and Damage; Emergency Procedures; Backward Stability; Leaving Cranes Unattended; Shut Down Procedures; Accessing the Crane; Rigging
– List roles and responsibilities of all involved in a mobile crane lift.
– Calculate load weights using load dimensions, formulas, and tabulated data.
– Identify mobile crane hand signals for crane operation.
– List “good rigging practices.”
Lesson 7-10: Specialty Prep
Lattice Boom Crawler (LBC) Specialty; Lattice Boom Truck (LBT) Specialty; Telescopic Boom Crane – Fixed Cab (TSS) Specialty; Telescopic Boom Crane – Swing Cab (TLL) Specialty