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Course Name
Unit Number
Operate a vehicle loading crane
Nationally Acredited


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Operate a vehicle loading crane


Course Description: This course is designed to prepare a person to safely and effectively operate a vehicle loading crane with less than 10 metre ton capacity.

NOTE: To determine the capacity of your vehicle loading crane.
If at any radius for the crane that radius multiplied by the SWL is less than 10 then your crane is not a 10 metre tonne crane and does not require a high risk work licence.
Eg: If at 3.5m radius SWL is 2.1 tonne then 3.5 x 2.1 = 7.35, therefore this is not a 10 metre tonne crane.
  • Plan and prepare for work
  • Pre – operation checks
  • Set – up the Crane and Transfer loads
  • Shut – down, secure and maintain crane


Training: (May be conducted at your premises or a Logisafe venue)

Allow: 2-3 days

(Usually 1-2 days in class including a machine induction, then 20 nominal hours of Employer supervised training at the work environment under Logbook then 1 day revision prior to assessment)



Formal training (including practical training) which covers:

  • The planning and preparation to safely and effectively operate a vehicle loading crane
  • The identification and control, of work health and safety issues related to vehicle loading crane operation
  • Understanding relevant legislative obligations and duty of care responsibilities belonging to operators of a vehicle loading crane
  • The inspection of the vehicle loading crane prior to performing work
  • The performance of vehicle loading crane tasks in accordance with relevant standards, legislative requirements and industry codes of practice


Informal training (supervised practical training at your workplace):

  • Prior to completing their performance test, students are required to perform a nominal 20 hours of supervised vehicle loading crane activities in their work environment. This is recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe.

Assessment - 1 day:

  • Theory examination consisting of 50 questions
  • Performance test consisting of 11practical exercises