This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Communication, Machine Power Flow, Preventive Maintenance, Wire Rope, Computer Aids/Operator Aids, Load Dynamics, and On-Site Equipment Movement.
Table of Contents
(Total Level Hours: 145)
21201-04 Communication (10 Hours)
Covers the fundamentals of the communication process; addressing abstractions, fear, and lack of experience; and environmental factors. Covers verbal and nonverbal methods of communications. Takes an in-depth look at the ASME B30.5 hand signals, including the appropriate operator action when the signal is given and the expected machine movement.
21202-04 Machine Power Flow (27.5 Hours)
Discusses the various power systems that enable different cranes to perform their work. Discusses diesel and gasoline/propane engines and electrical/motor-generator, as well as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power systems.
21203-04 Preventive Maintenance (22.5 Hours)
Covers preventive maintenance and compliance inspections on a crane. Presents the safety considerations, procedures, and equipment/materials required for these inspections.
21204-04 Wire Rope (25 Hours)
Covers the components of wire rope and inspection requirements and procedures for wire rope, load blocks, and sheaves. Explains proper installation of wire rope, maintenance guidelines, and end terminations and preparations.
21205-04 Computer Aids/Operator Aids (20 Hours)
Provides information on load moment indicators, anti-two•block devices, load indicators, and other operator aids that are installed in cranes. Includes an in-depth look at the input devices associated with these operator aids and the information they provide.
21206-04 Load Dynamics (15 Hours)
Covers leverage and stability, operational quadrants, submerged lifts, non-centered lifts, and other factors that affect stability.
21207-04 On-Site Equipment Movement (25 Hours)
Covers site hazards and restrictions that could hinder on-site crane movement, safety considerations involved in crane movement over unlevel ground, pick-and-carry operations; and power line contact. Addresses flotation capacity.