OTP Crane Controller - Excavator Crane

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake Crane Controller - Excavator Crane duties.


Who Is The Course Suitable For?

This module is designed to train persons who are responsible for undertaking Crane Controller - Excavator Crane duties on the Network Rail Infrastructure.

Price: 475
Duration: 2 days
Certification: Sentinel
Maximum candidates: 4

Course Objectives

It is designed to develop a person’s knowledge, understanding and skills and is aimed at persons required to prove their competence in these areas.

At the end of the training the delegate will be able to:

  • Describe how the Excavator Crane is designed to function under normal operating conditions.
  • Describe what equipment calibration certificates and checks are required to comply with the relevant rules and regulations
  • Describe what preparatory checks need to be completed on the machine including;
  • Pre-start checks/maintenance are complete/documented
  • Machine/Crane Controller’s checklist is completed
  • Describe the checks need to be completed on lifting accessories prior to use.
  • Briefly describe the main functions of all relevant controls available to the Driver/Operator.
  • Avoid the Excavator Crane being placed in an unstable condition.
  • Demonstrate their ability to read a work / Lift plan and communicate its content effectively.
  • Correctly attach and use the lifting accessories to ensure a safe lift
  • Control the movement of the Excavator Crane taking into account:
  • Condition of the track
  • Cant
  • Gradient
  • Load height & Radius
  • Machine Sectors
  • Describe what information needs to be given to the Driver/Operator and how to confirm the Driver/Operator understands the extent of the movement / lift.


Additional Information

Candidates must hold current and valid industry recognised slinger Competence.

Available Dates:

We do not currently have scheduled dates for this course. If you would like to enquire about future dates please complete the enquiry form on this page or call 01357 440222. We will always try to meet our customers' needs and schedule courses to suit whenever we can.


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