High Risk Training



This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate bridge cranes and gantry cranes safely.

Bridge crane means a crane that:

  • ·         consists of a bridge beam or beams, that are mounted to end carriages at each end, and
  • ·         is capable of travelling along elevated runways, and
  • ·         has 1 or more hoisting mechanisms arranged to traverse across the bridge.

Gantry crane means a crane that:

  • ·         consists of a bridge beam or beams supported at one or both ends by legs mounted to end carriages, and
  • ·         is capable of travelling on supporting surfaces or deck levels, whether fixed or not, and
  • ·         has a crab with 1 or more hoisting units arranged to travel across the bridge.

This unit applies to the activities of a person operating bridge crane or gantry crane that is:

  • ·         controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane, or
  • ·         remotely controlled and having more than 3 powered operations, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

A person performing this work is required to hold a bridge and gantry crane high risk work (HRW) licence

This unit requires a person operating a bridge crane or gantry crane to plan the work, conduct routine checks, transfer loads, and shut down and secure crane after completing the operation.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, HRW and meets Commonwealth, state and territory HRW licensing requirements.

Any alteration to this unit would result in a unit that would not be acceptable to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators for the purpose of licensing.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this unit are expected to:

·         Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

·         Having completed secondary school to year 11;

·         Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;

·         Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Students must be over 18 years of age for High Risk Licence training

Upon successful completion of High Risk Licencing units, students are provided with a Tax Invoice to apply for their High Risk Work Licence. There is an additional cost to the student associated with the issuance of the licence, please visit www.safework.sa.gov.au for more information

Other Course Requirements

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Course Length

Course length is 3 days

Course Locations

Assessment must be performed on-site

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

Total course cost $750.00 or $320.00 with CITB funding

Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements

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If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697
Email: trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au

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