Tower Cranes can be the largest and most complex pieces of equipment at the job site. They may reach hundreds of feet above the surface. Tower cranes may adjust their operating radius utilizing a luffi ng boom that varies boom angle or by a trolley traversing a horizontal boom. These cranes may be permanently mounted or mounted on a traveling base. These cranes may be designed to allow the crane to climb in the structure or by allowing the height of the crane to increase as the structure rises utilizing braces as required. For shorter erection heights and short term applications, a self- propelled, self-erecting crane may be utilized. Because of the complexity of these cranes, it is important that operators and inspectors have the skills and knowledge to perform their assigned task. Having your personnel properly trained and tested is the key to safe and effi cient job performance.
Types of Equipment Covered:
Hammerhead Tower Cranes
Luffing Boom Tower Cranes
Self-Erecting Tower Cranes
Topics covered during the Tower Crane Operator/Inspector Training:
Nomenclature and Types of Tower Cranes
Review of Tower Crane Accident causation
Factors Affecting Lifting Capacities
Communications (Voice & Hand Signals)
Wire Rope & Rigging
Reducing accidents through inspections
Implementing an inspection
Required levels of inspection
How to inspect structural components, sheaves, blocks, hooks, operating mechanisms, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems, hydraulic cylinders, wire rope, operational aids and safety devices
Emphasis is placed on the structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and safety/liability areas of inspection
Identifying deficiencies & safety hazards
*This class offers hands-on Tower Crane Simulator Training as an integral part of the program. Offer only in the Orlando and Houston Facilities.
Option 1 - Inspector Kit*: $150
Multiple tools for inspection include: tape measure; wire rope card; caliper; magnifier; pocket knife and level. All in soft canvas belly pack.
Option 2 - NACB, Inc. Certified Inspector Certification: $495
Immediately following the completion of this program, a block of time has been reserved for administration of written testing for Certification. A Certificate of Competency is issued to those who successfully complete all the requirements set forth by NACB, Inc. Please contact us to determine what qualifications your personnel must possess.