HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II COURSE

The TESDA Course in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II consists of competencies that workers must achieve to enable them to perform tasks such as handling materials in construction sites or other locations.

This qualification is packaged from the competency map of Construction – Heavy Equipment sub-sector.

A student who has achieved this TESDA Course in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II is competent to be:

  • Gantry crane operator

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This section specifies the qualifications of trainees and educational experience. Other requirements like health and physical requirements are also stated. Passing entry written examinations may also be indicated if necessary.

  • High school graduate
  • Knowledge in basic automotive
  • Can communicate both oral and written;
  • Physically and mentally fit;
  • Good moral character; and
  • Can perform basic mathematical computation

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 24 Hours
(Core Competency) 64 Hours

Total Duration: 106 Hours

This course is designed to equip individual with the basic, common and core competencies in operating Heavy Equipment Operation (Gantry Crane) NC II.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II

To obtain this TESDA course in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (64 Hours)
CON833328 Perform pre- and post-operation procedures for material handling equipment
CON833330 Perform productive operation for gantry crane
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (24 Hours)
CON931201 Prepare construction materials and tools
CON311201 Observe procedures, specifications and manuals of instruction
CON311202 Interpret technical drawings and plans
CON311203 Perform mensurations and calculations
CON311204 Maintain tools and equipment
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – GANTRY CRANE NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM PRE- AND POST OPERATION CHECKING PROCEDURES FOR MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : CON833328

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in performing the pre- and post-operating checking procedure for materials handling equipment. It deals with the skills required for performing visual, and operation and post-operation checks for materials handling equipment.

  1. Perform visual check of equipment
    • Materials handling equipment is selected based on job requirements.
    • OS parts in container stacker are checked in accordance with equipment checklist and manufacturer’s procedures.
    • Walk-around check is performed with equipment checklist.
    • Lifting gears of gantry crane are inspected for safe usage.
  2. Perform “B L O W A F” check
    • BLOWAF check for container stacker is performed following checklist form and with engine stopped / not running.
    • Fluid levels in container stacker are maintained in accordance with equipment maintenance manual.
    • Abnormal conditions in container stacker are noted and reported to authorized person.
  3. Perform operation check
    • Operation / starting running check is performed following checklist and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Brake, steering and controls for container stacker and safety devices for materials handling equipment are checked for normal functioning as per manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Walk-around check is performed with equipment checklist and with engine running.
    • Abnormal conditions are noted in checklist and reported to authorized personnel.
  4. Perform post-operation checking procedures
    • Materials handling equipment is turned off and container stacker is parked after productive operation in accordance with company rules and regulations
    • Equipment controls are set into neutral position and parking brakes for container stacker and safety locks are engaged according to manufacturer’s operation manual
    • Walk-around inspection is re-conducted while engine is cooling down.
    • Daily equipment time record / report is accomplished / submitted according to company rules and regulations.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM PRODUCTIVE OPERATION FOR GANTRY CRANE
UNIT CODE: CON833330

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in performing equipment standard operating procedures for a Gantry Crane. It covers the skills required to position the crane, interpret load chart and perform lifting and transferring of heavy loads.

  1. Perform pre-loading operation
    • Work instruction is secured from appropriate personnel
    • Work instruction is interpreted according to job requirements
    • Assistance from ground crew is sought in line with job requirements, if necessary
    • Communication signal is selected and used in line with job requirements
    • Unexpected situations are responded in line with company rules and regulations and in a manner that minimizes risk to personnel and equipment.
  2. Perform load handling operation
    • Communication signal with ground crew is established and maintained based on job requirements.
    • Gantry crane is positioned in line with job requirements
    • Lifting and transferring procedures are performed based on load / cargoes specification
    • Unexpected situations are responded to in line with company safety rules and regulations.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PREPARE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TOOLS
UNIT CODE : CON931201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, requesting and receiving construction materials and tools based on the required performance standards.

  1. Identify materials and tools
    • Materials are listed as per job requirements
    • Quantity and description of materials conform with the job requirements
    • Tools and accessories are identified according to job requirements
  2. Requisition equipment, materials and tools
    • Materials and tools needed are requested according to the list prepared
    • Request is done as per company standard operating procedures (SOP)
    • Substitute materials and tools are provided without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  3. Receive and inspect materials
    • Materials and tools issued are inspected as per quantity and specification
    • Tools, accessories and materials are checked for damages according to enterprise procedures
    • Materials and tools are set aside to appropriate location nearest to the workplace

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: OBSERVE PROCEDURES, SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS OF INSTRUCTIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, interpreting, applying services to specifications and manuals and storing manuals.

  1. Identify and access specification/manuals
    • Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed as per job requirements
    • Version and date of manual are checked to ensure that correct specification and procedures are identified
  2. Interpret manuals
    • Relevant sections, chapters of specifications/manuals are located in relation to the work to be conducted
    • Information and procedure in the manual are interpreted in accordance with industry practices
  3. Apply information in manual
    • Manual is interpreted according to job requirements
    • Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manufacturer’s specification
    • Manual data are applied according to the given task
    • All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained on the manual or specifications
  4. Store manuals
    • Manual or specification is stored appropriately to prevent damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND PLANS
UNIT CODE : CON311202

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in analyzing and interpreting symbols, data and work plan based on the required performance standards.

  1. Analyze signs, symbols and data
    • Technical plans are obtained according to job requirements
    • Signs, symbols and data are identified according to job specifications
    • Signs symbols and data are determined according to classification or as appropriate in drawing
  2. Interpret technical drawings and plans
    • Necessary tools, materials and equipment are identified according to the plan
    • Supplies and materials are listed according to specifications
    • Components, assemblies or objects are recognized as required
    • Dimensions are identified as appropriate to the plan
    • Specification details are matched with existing/available resources and in line with job requirements
    • Work plan is drawn following the specifications
  3. Apply freehand sketching
    • Where applicable, correct freehand sketching is produced in accordance with the job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM MENSURATIONS AND CALCULATIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311203

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying and measuring objects based on the required performance standards.

  1. Select measuring instruments
    • Object or component to be measured is identified, classified and interpreted according to the appropriate regular geometric shape
    • Measuring tools are selected/identified as per object to be measured or job requirements
    • Correct specifications are obtained from relevant sources
    • Appropriate measuring instruments are selected according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  2. Carry out measurements and calculations
    • Accurate measurements are obtained according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x) and division (/) including but not limited to: trigonometric functions, algebraic computations
    • Calculations involving fractions, percentages and mixed numbers are used to complete workplace tasks
    • Numerical computation is self-checked and corrected for accuracy
    • Instruments are read to the limit of accuracy of the tool
    • Systems of measurement identified and converted according to job requirements/ISO
    • Workpieces are measured according to job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : CON311204

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on checking condition, performing preventive maintenance and storing of tools and equipment based on the required performance standards.

  1. Check condition of tools and equipment
    • Materials, tools and equipment are identified according to classification and job requirements
    • Non-functional tools and equipment are segregated and labeled according to classification
    • Safety of tools and equipment are observed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Condition of PPE are checked in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  2. Perform basic preventive maintenance
    • Appropriate lubricants are identified according to types of equipment
    • Tools and equipment are lubricated according to preventive maintenance schedule or manufacturer’s specifications
    • Measuring instruments are checked and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Tools are cleaned and lubricated according to standard procedures
    • Defective instruments, equipment and accessories are inspected and replaced according to manufacturer’s specifications
    • Tools are inspected, repaired and replaced after use
    • Work place is cleaned and kept in safe state in line with OHSA regulations
  3. Store tools and equipment
    • Inventory of tools, instruments and equipment are conducted and recorded as per company practices
    • Tools and equipment are stored safely in appropriate locations in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications or company procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Attachment Refers to anything like hook block and other accessories/special attachments used instead of the conventional lift block to perform different types of lifting jobs.
  • Gantry crane Refers to load handling equipment powered by electric / hydrostatic motor and used to lift and transfer cargoes. This equipment is commonly found in port operation.
  • Hoist Refers to the mechanism that is used for raising and lowering the load.
  • Safe Working Load (SWL) Refers to the maximum allowable load that the crane can lift safely.
  • Trolleying Refers to the movement of the load in and out from the crane center.

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