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RIIHAN305D - Operate a Gantry or Overhead Crane

Nationally Recognised TrainingThis unit covers the operation of gantry or overhead cranes in the resources and infrastructure industries. It is a non Worksafe course and applies to cranes which do not incorporate a cabin, or a function other than raise/lower, north/south travel and east/west travel. It includes planning and preparing, operating the crane and carrying out operator maintenance.  The work described in this unit relates to the National Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Standards for Users and Operators of Industrial Equipment (NOHSC: 1006).

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Relevant Australian Standards, Legislation and Regulations
  • OH&S policy
  • Codes of Practice
  • Work requirements, safety information and procedures
  • Site hazards
  • Crane pre-start, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures
  • Demonstrate signals
  • Operate and monitor lifts
  • Inspect and perform crane operational maintenance
  • Operational maintenance record keeping

Course Pre-requisites:

  • Read and write English to a basic level
  • Have the necessary health and fitness to carry out the work safely  


  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment


  • 4 hours depending on experience and course numbers.


On successful completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and a wallet sized plastic card stating the unit achieved.

Course Venue:

  • 59 Buckley Street, Cockburn Central or On Site

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