HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III COURSE

The TESDA Course in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III consists of competencies that workers must achieve to enable them to perform tasks such as inspection, basic preventive maintenance, lifting and transferring of heavy loads in construction sites or other locations with the use of an overhead and gantry crane.

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 (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III is competent to be:

  • Overhead and 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.

  • At least Junior High School Level Completer or an Alternative Learning System (ALS) Certificate of Completion with grade 10 equivalent holder
  • Can communicate both orally and in writing
  • Can perform basic mathematical computation
  • Physically fit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III COURSE MODULE

Course Title: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III
Level: NC III
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 40 Hours
(Common Competency) 24 Hours
(Core Competency) 160 Hours
Supervised Industry Learning (SIL) – 40 Hours

Total Duration: 224 Hours

This course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge, practical skills and attitude, applicable in performing work activities involve in performing pre and post-operation procedures, performing basic preventive maintenance servicing and performing productive operation for overhead and gantry crane. This includes classroom learning activities and practical work in actual work site or simulation area.

Upon completion of the course, the learners are expected to demonstrate the abovementioned competencies to be employed. To obtain this, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III

To obtain this TESDA course in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (80 Hours)
CON834313 Perform pre and post-operation procedures for overhead and gantry crane
CON834314 Perform basic preventive maintenance servicing for overhead and gantry crane
CON834315 Perform productive operation for overhead and 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)
400311319 Lead workplace communication
400311320 Lead small teams
400311321 Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques in the workplace
400311322 Work in a diverse environment
400311323 Propose methods of applying learning and innovation in the organization
400311324 Use information systematically
400311325 Evaluate occupational safety and health work practices
400311326 Evaluate environmental work practices
400311327 Facilitate entrepreneurial skills for micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMEs)

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III. 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 (OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE) NC III.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM PRE AND POST-OPERATION PROCEDURES FOR OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE
UNIT CODE : CON834313

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in performing visual and operation check before and after productive operation of Overhead and Gantry crane.

  1. Perform visual check of Overhead and Gantry crane
    • Capacity of Overhead and Gantry crane is selected based on job requirements.
    • Operator-serviceable (OS) parts are checked in accordance with equipment checklist and manufacturer’s procedures.
    • Walk-around check is performed with equipment checklist while power is switched off.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 and 42)
    • Required output is completed based on accomplished checklist
  2. Perform visual check of Overhead and Gantry crane components
    • Overhead and Gantry crane components are checked in accordance with checklist and manufacturer’s procedures
    • Abnormal conditions are noted in checklist and reported to authorized person
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Required output is completed based on accomplished checklist
  3. Perform operation check
    • Operation check is performed while the power is switched-on in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Mechanical components are checked for normal functioning based on manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Function check is performed with equipment checklist and while power supply is on.
    • Safety devices are checked for proper functions in accordance with safe operating procedures.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Required output is completed based on accomplished checklist
  4. Perform operation check
    • Overhead and Gantry crane is secured and turned off after productive operation in accordance to manufacturer’s manual.
    • Controls are set into neutral position in accordance to manufacturer’s manual.
    • Safety locks and brakes are all engaged in accordance manufacturer’s manual.
    • Walk-around inspection check is reconducted after operation
    • Daily equipment time report (DETR) is accomplished/submitted according to company rules and regulations
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM BASIC PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICING FOR OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE
UNIT CODE : CON834314

This unit involves the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in cleaning/greasing, adjusting and replacing operator-serviceable (OS) parts of Overhead and Gantry crane.

  1. Perform adjustment or replacement for noted defects
    • Minor defects are identified and repaired/replaced in accordance with manufacturer’s manual
    • Basic hand tools and portable power tools are selected based on job requirements
    • Major defects are identified using checklist and referred to authorized personnel for action
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  2. Perform basic preventive maintenance servicing (PMS)
    • Operator’s Serviceable parts are identified and serviced according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Standard parameters are checked according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Fluids and lubricants are used based on manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Basic hand tools, portable power tools and consumable materials are identified and used in accordance with job requirements.
    • Basic preventive maintenance servicing (PMS) is carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and site regulations
    • Site conditions are considered during PMS
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  3. Prepare equipment reports
    • Equipment checklist is accomplished in accordance with company requirements
    • Equipment defects are reported to authorized personnel
    • Document control procedures is observed based on company requirements
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM PRODUCTIVE OPERATION FOR OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANE
UNIT CODE : CON834315

This unit involves the knowledge, skills and attitudes in traveling, setting-up, interpreting load chart and lifting operation for Overhead and Gantry crane.

  1. Travel the Overhead and Gantry crane
    • Rail conditions are considered before travelling the crane
    • Limit switches are installed in accordance with manufacturer’s manual
    • Work area is surveyed for potential hazards in accordance with safe operating procedures.
    • Horn is activated during travel.
    • Aid of a rigger is required on the entire operation in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Unexpected situations are responded in line with company rules and regulations
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  2. Interpret Working Load Limit (WLL) and /or load moment indicator
    • Weight of the load is determined according to load information
    • Rigging gears are determined and considered as part of the load based on manufacturer’s manual
    • Lifting capacity in the WLL and /or load moment indicator is followed according to manufacturer’s manual
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  3. Perform lifting and transferring of load
    • Site and weather conditions are considered before lifting and transferring the load
    • Safe work procedures and practices are observed during lifting operation based on OSH standards and manufacturer’s manual
    • Overhead and Gantry crane components are positioned before lifting operation.
    • Optimum speed during hoisting or travel operation is controlled based on manufacturer’s manual
    • Communication with rigger is established and maintained during lifting and transferring of loads based on standard operating procedures
    • Unexpected situations are responded in line with company rules and regulations
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards

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

LEAD WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (400311319) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead in the effective dissemination and discussion of ideas, information, and issues in the workplace. This includes preparation of written communication materials.

  1. Communicate information about workplace processes
  2. Lead workplace discussions
  3. Identify and communicate issues arising in the workplace

LEAD SMALL TEAMS (400311320) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead small teams including setting, maintaining and monitoring team and individual performance standards.

  1. Provide team leadership
  2. Assign responsibilities
  3. Set performance expectations for team members
  4. Supervise team performance

APPLY CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLE – SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN THE WORKPACE (400311321) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to solve problems in the workplace including the application of problem solving techniques and to determine and resolve the root cause/s of specific problems in the workplace.

  1. Examine specific workplace challenges
  2. Analyze the causes of specific workplace challenges
  3. Formulate resolutions to specific workplace challenges
  4. Implement action plans and communicate results

WORK IN A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT (400311322) – This unit covers the outcomes required to work effectively in a workplace characterized by diversity in terms of religions, beliefs, races, ethnicities and other differences.

  1. Develop an individual’s cultural awareness and sensitivity
  2. Work effectively in an environment that acknowledges and values cultural diversity
  3. Identify common issues in a multicultural and diverse environment

PROPOSE METHODS OF APPLYING LEARNING AND INNOVATION IN THE ORGANIZATION (400311323) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess general obstacles in the application of learning and innovation in the organization and to propose practical methods of such in addressing organizational challenges.

  1. Assess work procedures, processes and systems in terms of innovative practices
  2. Generate practical action plans for improving work procedures, processes
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed action plans

USE INFORMATION SYSTEMATICALLY (400311324) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use technical information systems, apply information technology (IT) systems and edit, format & check information.

  1. Use technical information
  2. Apply information technology (IT)
  3. Edit, format and check information

EVALUATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH WORK PRACTICES (400311325) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to interpret Occupational Safety and Health practices, set OSH work targets, and evaluate effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health work instructions

  1. Identify OSH compliance requirements
  2. Prepare OSH requirements for compliance
  3. Perform tasks in accordance with relevant OSH policies and procedures

EVALUATE ENVIRONMENTAL WORK PRACTICES (400311326) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude to interpret environmental Issues, establish targets to evaluate environmental practices and evaluate effectiveness of environmental practices

  1. Interpret environmental practices, policies and procedures
  2. Establish targets to evaluate environmental practices
  3. Evaluate effectiveness of environmental practices

FACILITATE ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS FOR MICRO-SMALL-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) (400311327) – This unit covers the outcomes required to build, operate and grow a micro/small-scale enterprise.

  1. Develop and maintain microsmall-medium enterprise (MSMEs) skills in the organization
  2. Establish and maintain clientbase/market
  3. Apply budgeting and financial management skills

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Reeving Refers to a rope system in which the rope travels around the drums and sheaves.
  • Overhead crane – Refers to a type of crane found in industrial environments. An overhead crane consists of parallel runways with a traveling bridge spanning the gap.
  • 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.
  • Standard Refers to a degree or level of requirement set by the manufacturer.
  • Work area Refers to any place inside the swing circle of the crane. It must be barricaded off and only those directly involve in the lift shall be allowed to entry.
  • Derated capacity of equipment – Refers to the reduction of lifting capacity of equipment as certified by a third party.
  • Load Moment Indicator (LMI) – Refers to electronic device that indicates crane configuration such as boom angle, boom length, load weight and working radius.
  • Rigging gears – Refers to equipment such as wire rope, turnbuckles, clevis, jacks, shackles, slings used with cranes and other lifting equipment in material handling and structure relocation.
  • Hazards – Refers to situation that poses threat to life, health, property, or environment.
  • Rigger – Refers to signalman that directs the schedule of lifts for the crane, and is responsible for the safety of the loads.
  • Working Load Limit (WLL) – Refers to the maximum working load designed by the manufacturer. This load represents a force that is much less than that required to make the lifting equipment fail or yield, also known as the Minimum Breaking Load (MBL).
  • Computer Literate – Is defined as the knowledge and ability to utilize computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to computer programming and advanced problem solving.

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