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Course Name
Unit Number
Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane
Nationally Acredited


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Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a bridge and gantry crane. It does not cover the types that are controlled from a location remote to a permanent cabin/control station on the crane and that have three or less powered operations, that is hoist/raise and lower is one operation, for licensing purposes.

Successful completion of this training and assessment will provide you with the necessary qualification to apply for a High Risk Work Licence, which is a legal requirement for a person performing this work activity.
Licences must be applied for at an Australia Post outlet within 60 days of assessment.
They are issued by the State Regulator (Workplace Health & Safety Qld or NSW WorkCover) and are valid for five years.



This course is designed to prepare a person to plan work, conduct routine checks and safely transfer loads using a gantry crane

It may be conducted at your premises or a Logisafe venue


Usually 3 days class time + nominal 60 logbook hours.

The usual procedure is:

  • 2 days in class including a machine induction
  • Nominal 60 hours of supervised crane activities in the work environment - recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe
  • 1 day revision and assessment

Classroom time can be reduced with the students completing the workbooks in their own time
using comprehensive, easy to follow training notes


FORMAL TRAINING (including practical training) which covers:

  • Understanding relevant legislative obligations and duty of care responsibilities
  • Plan and prepare to safely and effectively operate a bridge or gantry crane
  • The identification and control, of work health and safety issues related to bridge or gantry crane operation
  • Select and inspect the correct equipment to support the load during lifting 
  • Safely slinging, transfering and landing the load and derigging slings and accessories
  • Checking all equipment after use

INFORMAL TRAINING (supervised practical training at your workplace):

  • Prior to completing their performance test, students are required to perform a nominal 60 hours of supervised LBG crane activities in their work environment. This is recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe.


  • Theory examination consisting of 73 questions
  • Written assignment consisting of 4 tasks
  • Performance test consisting of 7 practical exercises