Guided Online Course

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Schedule

This course outline is subject to change.

Week 1: Introduction to ASME and OSHA codes and standards

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the codes and standards that apply to the preparation of safe and practical lift plans.
  • List the restrictions and/or constraints that are required by the codes and standards.

Topics:

  • Course objectives/outcomes
  • Course content
  • ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities
  • ASME B30.5-2014 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes 6. 29CFR1926.1400 Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Week 2: Types of Mobile Cranes and Their Advantages/Disadvantages on Construction Projects

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the 5 major types of mobile cranes used in the construction industry.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of mobile crane as to how it is used in the construction industry.

Topics:

  • Rough terrain cranes
  • Hydraulic truck cranes
  • Hydraulic crawler cranes
  • Lattice boom crawler cranes
  • Lattice boom truck cranes

Week 3: Rigging and Rigging Hardware

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the uses and limitations of the major types of rigging and rigging hardware.

Topics:

  • Types of rigging
    • Wire rope slings
    • Chain slings
    • Synthetic web slings
    • Synthetic round slings
  • Rigging hardware
    • Shackles
    • Turnbuckles
    • Hoist rings and eye bolts
    • Rings and links
    • Blocks

Week 4: Center of Gravity of Loads and Proper Rigging Selection

Learning outcomes:

  • Calculate the center of gravity of a load.
  • Calculate actual loads applied to rigging, based on the center of gravity of the load.
  • Select the proper rigging and rigging hardware to be used based on actual loads.
  • Calculate gross loads.
  • Identify the proper information that should be shown on a safe, practical, rigging plan.

Topics:

  • Calculating center of gravity
  • Calculate actual rigging loads
  • Selecting proper rigging and rigging hardware
  • Gross loads
  • Rigging plans

Week 5: Introduction to Mobile Crane Load Charts

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the terminology used in crane load charts.
  • Identify the sections of a load chart and what information the sections contain.
  • Explain the differences between loads charts of different types of cranes and different manufacturers of cranes.

Topics:

  • Load chart definitions
  • Load chart sections

Week 6: Gross Capacity Calculations for Mobile Cranes

Learning outcomes:

  • Calculate the gross capacity of different types of mobile cranes.

Topics:

  • Gross capacity for rough terrain cranes
  • Gross capacity for hydraulic truck cranes
  • Gross capacity for hydraulic crawler cranes
  • Gross capacity for lattice boom crawler cranes
  • Gross capacity for boom trucks

Week 7: Capacity Deductions for Mobile Cranes

Learning outcomes:

  • Calculate capacity deductions for different types of mobile cranes.

Topics:

  • Capacity deductions for rough terrain cranes
  • Capacity deductions for hydraulic truck cranes
  • Capacity deductions for hydraulic crawler cranes
  • Capacity deductions for lattice boom crawler cranes
  • Capacity deductions for boom trucks

Week 8: Special Topics on Mobile Crane Load Charts

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify different crane configurations and the advantages/disadvantages of each.

Topics:

  • Lifting jibs
  • Super lift attachments
  • Trailing counterweights
  • Boom modes
  • Lattice boom tips
  • Outrigger extension

Week 9: Crane Placement on Jobsite and Tandem Lifts

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify job site hazards that may affect crane placement.
  • Determine crane placement on jobsite.
  • Determine controlling factors in tandem lifts.

Topics:

  • Jobsite hazards
  • Other jobsite/lift considerations
  • Determining crane placement
  • Tandem lifts

Week 10: Ground Bearing

Learning outcomes:

  • Determine ground bearing pressures exerted by the crane during the lift.
  • Determine proper load spreading methods based on allowable ground bearing pressures.

Topics:

  • Ground bearing pressure by manufacturer’s applications
  • Ground bearing pressure by independent calculation
  • Load spreading methods

Week 11: Critical Lift Plan

Learning outcomes:

  • Produce a complete, safe, and practical lift plan incorporating mobile crane capacities, rigging plan, site conditions, and ground bearing requirements.

Topics:

  • Lift data sheet
  • Rigging diagram
  • Lift diagram

Week 12: Lift Plan Considerations for Alternative Lifting Methods

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe alternative lifting methods and how lift plans will need to be modified to incorporate these methods.

Topics:

  • Gantry lifts
  • Lifting frames
  • Hydraulic platform trailers
  • Storage beams and stands

This course outline is subject to change.