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© Easy Guides Australia The information in this presentation is for the operation of Non-slewing mobile cranes of: a powered mobile crane which incorporates.

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1 © Easy Guides Australia The information in this presentation is for the operation of Non-slewing mobile cranes of: a powered mobile crane which incorporates a boom or jib that is not capable of being slewed. It includes an articulated type mobile crane and a locomotive crane, but excludes a crane engaged in vehicle tow truck operation. Non-slewing mobile cranes may also be operated by persons holding a Slewing mobile crane operation certificate, or equivalent. A crane engaged in vehicle tow truck operation does not require a certificate to operate. A non-slewing mobile crane with a capacity of 3 tonnes does not require a certificate to operate. A non-slewing mobile crane means:

2 © Easy Guides Australia An example of a Non-slewing Mobile Crane Slewing mobile crane (Rough terrain, hydraulic boom type)

3 © Easy Guides Australia Answer: No. The crane should not be set up close to a trench or an excavation as the weight of the crane causes added pressure to the nearby soil. This can cause the trench or excavation to collapse and result in the crane overturning. Question 25. Should a crane be set up next to an open trench or excavation? (Explain you answer.) WRONG

4 © Easy Guides Australia Answer: As a general rule, the distance of the crane from the edge of the excavation/ trench should be at least the same as the depth of the hole. In other words, one meter of depth equals one meter from the edge (1.1). Question 25. (continued) What general rule would apply to setting up next to an open trench / excavation? RIGHT

5 © Easy Guides Australia Answer: Close to the ground. Question 68. How close to the ground would you keep the load when mobiling? RIGHT WRONG


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