Overview & Objectives
The Introduction to Mobile Crane Planning course is designed for individuals who are new to the industry, as well as those who work around and in cranes. Participants in this course will gain a basic overview of mobile crane components, center of gravity, load charts and range diagrams, and the effects of severe weather on cranes and their operations.
Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a three-year certificate as a Trained Rigging Gear Inspector – Level 1 USA.
Once completing the course, students will be able to:
- Describe mobile crane configurations
- Exhibit knowledge of crane load charts
- Identify and define load chart damage mode indicators
- Understand and utilize range diagrams
- Identify and define mobile crane components
- Demonstrate center of gravity (CG) and combined CG
- Demonstrate a high-level understanding of the lever principle
- Identify the fundamentals of mechanical advantage and reeving
- Describe the effects of wind loads on crane operations
- Understand how lightening can affect crane operations
- Describe the effects of temperature on crane operations
- Understand how to mitigate the risk associated with severe weather
Who is this Course for?
The Introduction to Mobile Crane Planning course is designed for a range of individuals who work around and with mobile cranes including, but not limited to:
- Project managers
- Crane operators in training
- Trades workers
- General laborers
Additionally, this course is beneficial for employees who need to learn about the industry they serve, such as those in a sales or support role. The course is appropriate for workers who are new to working around cranes and load handling equipment will gain appropriate basic knowledge upon completion of the course.
Features & Benefits
Individuals who successfully complete the Introduction to Mobile Crane Planning course will learn about:
- Crane configurations
- Load charts
- Range diagrams
- Mobile crane components
- Center of gravity (CG) and combined CG
- Lever principle
- Mechanical advantage and reeving fundamentals
- The impact of wind loads, lightening, temperature, and other sever weather on crane operations and how to mitigate the associated risk.
The course features interactive modules that explain key learning objectives. Participants’ knowledge and understanding of course materials is confirmed with quizzes throughout the course. Using a combination of illustrations and animations interspersed throughout the material helps students remember and apply the concepts they learn. Quizzes are regularly utilized to ensure that participants are grasping key knowledge.
Students who complete the course will receive a three-year certification as a Trained Rigging Gear Inspector – Level 1 USA.