The Ticket for Overhead Gantry Crane Operation based in Gladstone is an accessible course that provides you with the statement of attainment covering the overhead gantry crane. With broad industry application you will learn to safely and competently operate a pendant controlled overhead or Gantry Crane. During the course, you will learn how to operate the Gantry crane to move loads and maintenance and clean-up tasks. This is the Crane Ticket that is relevant to you if you will operate a gantry or overhead crane with 3 or less powered operations – where the hoist and raise/lower is considered one operation.

It is Important to know that this is different from the HRWL training – which is relevant if the crane has a permanent cabin or control station or is remotely controlled and has more than 3 powered operations. For these crane types you will need to do the high risk work licence training for Operating a Bridge or Gantry Crane – due to the more substantial operations of this type of overhead crane.

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  • UOC: RIIHAN305D - Operate a gantry or overhead crane
  • Cost: From $395
  • Duration: 1 Day

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Course Details



From $395



1 Day



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Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

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Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

RIIHAN305D - Operate a gantry or overhead crane

Training Prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

This Gantry Crane / Overhead Crane course includes the theoretical and practical components to meet the skills and knowledge required to operate an electric gantry or overhead crane with three (3) or less movements (south/north, east/west, up/down) for lifting and shifting loads.

Participants will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Risk assessments and controls
  • Pre-start inspections
  • Identifying lifting equipment
  • Reporting and recording faults
  • Calculating volume and weights
  • Lifting and shifting loads safely
  • Shut down and stow equipment and cranes

Training and assessment is conducted at Harness Energy Training facilities. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable industry training facilities.

Overhead and gantry cranes
  • The hook block .
  • The hoist
  •  the carriage
  • The bridge
  • The runway
  • The main isolator switch
  • Safety devices
  • Remote controls
Working with doggers/riggers
  • What is a dogger
  •  dogging duty of care
  • Crane operators and dogging
Site policies and procedures
  • Work instructions
  • Reading and checking your work instructions
  • Prepare a preliminary lifting plan
  • Plan path of movement
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Identify hazards
  • Control hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Environmental protection requirements
  • Reporting hazards
 Finalise and confirm lifting plan
  • Choose and check equipment
  • Select and check attachments
  • Lifting beams
  • Spreader beams
  • Other lifting attachments
  • Choose lifting gear
  • Fibre rope
  • Flexible steel wire rope (fswr)
  • Slings
  • Associated equipment
  • Conduct routine checks
  •  pre-start checks
  • Check the service logbook
  • Operational checks
  • Crane movements
  • Safety devices
  • Recording and report faults .
Prepare the load
  • Prepare the load placement area
  • Crane safe working load limits
  • Load calculations
  •  attaching lifting gear to the crane hook
  •  position the crane hook above the load
  •  attach lifting gear to the load
  • Check the work area before lifting
  • Conduct a test lift
Transfer the load
  • Safe load transfer techniques
  • Protect personnel
  • Lift the load
  • Using the remote control
  • Move the load
  • Dual hoists
  • Follow directions and signals
  • Steadying a load
  • Lower and place the load
  • Remove lifting gear from the load
  • Load destination .
  • Restraining loads on vehicles
Shut down the crane
  • Partial shut down
  • Full shut down
Conduct post-operational checks
  • Reporting faults
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Carry out lubrication tasks
  • Carry out housekeeping tasks
  • Dispose of environmentally sensitive fluids and materials

Upon successful completion of this course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency will be issued by Harness Energy RTO 40521.

The following Units of Competency may vary by location – please view the location specific pages to confirm the units relevant to your geographic location as this page is an overview across all locations.

RIIHAN305D – Operate a gantry or overhead crane

Course Prerequisites

This course is suitable for those who are required to operate a gantry or overhead crane for lifting and shifting of loads, primarily in the resources and infrastructure industries.

NOTE: If slinging of loads is required then Dogging Licence holder needs to be in place to sling the load.

A basic to moderate English language, literacy and numeracy skill level is required.

All participants are required to wear the following minimum PPE to enter our facilities:

  • Fully enclosed shoes (steel-capped boots)
  • Long-sleeve shirt with high visibility
  • Long work pants

Additional PPE may be required depending on the course requirements.

Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Overhead and gantry cranes commonly have the following components:

  • The hook block.
  • The hoist.
  • The carriage.
  • The bridge.
  • The runway.
  • The main isolator switch.
  • Safety devices.
  • Remote controls.

An overhead crane is also called a Bridge Crane and incorporates a bridge beam and end carriages. It is capable of travelling along elevated runways and having one or more hoisting mechanisms arranged to traverse across the bridge.

A Gantry Crane involves a bridge beam and is actually supported by legs mounted on end carriages that travel along runways on the surface or deck level  and have a crab with one or more hoisting units arranged to travel across. Gantry cranes can have fixed runways with or without rails.


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