This volume was developed by NCCER in response to the training needs of the construction, maintenance, and pipeline industries.
Table of Contents
(Total Level Hours: 147.5; includes 72.5 of Core Curriculum)
21101-04 Orientation to the Trade (5 Hours)
Provides an overview of the entire course and highlights the duties and responsibilities of a mobile crane operator. Discusses ANSI B30.5 and OSHA 550, as well as career opportunities and operator requirements.
21102-04 Basic Principles of Cranes (15 Hours)
Offers trainees an introduction to mobile crane equipment with an in-depth discussion of terminology and nomenclature. Explains the basic scientific principles associated with mobile crane operation.
21103-04 Rigging Practices (15 Hours)
Offers a basic understanding of the fundamentals of rigging. Discusses a variety of rigging gear, components, and configurations and their applications within the mobile crane industry.
21104-04 Crane Safety (15 Hours)
Introduces various safety aspects of mobile crane operation, including equipment inspection, site hazard identification, and required personal protection equipment. Discusses how to work with site plans and specifications.
21105-04 Operating a Crane (25 Hours)
Describes the basic functions of a crane, as well as standard procedures for starting up and shutting down a crane. Provides the trainee with the opportunity to become familiar with the actual operation of a crane and the functions of its controls.