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Knuckleboom Crane - Operation & Safety v2.0.1H5 (SSKB)

Specialty equipment and attachments help make short work out of big tasks. Of all the tools on a mine site, few can match a truck mounted knuckleboom crane for usefulness. Before being permitted to operate a knuckleboom crane, the operator must be adequately trained and have the knowledge to operate safely.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Understand general safety, as it pertains to the crane.
• Identify knuckleboom crane components and controls.
• Perform a pre-use inspection.
• Perform required lift preparation before using the crane to make a lift.
• Perform a safe lift.
• Perform lift follow up.


Lesson 1: Introduction
• Discuss safety codes.
• Discuss the importance of reading the operator’s manual.

Lesson 2: General Safety
• Explain the operator requirements and responsibilities when using the Hiab knuckleboom crane.
• Define what is meant by “work area” controls.
• Identify hazardous conditions.

Lesson 3: Components
• Identify the main components of the knuckleboom crane.
• Identify knuckleboom crane systems.

Lesson 4: Controls
• Explain how properly engage and set the PTO for crane operation.
• Identify the location of the control valve blocks that operate the crane functions.
• Describe the function of each lever found on the control valve block.
• Identify the location of the control valves that operate the outrigger extensions.

Lesson 5: Pre-use Inspection
• Explain the checks to perform for each crane component.
• Recognize and identify deficiencies.
• Use of the logbook.

Lesson 6: Lift Preparation
• Summarize the steps to follow before lifting a load.
• Interpret the necessary lifting information from a load chart.
• Describe the proper truck and crane set up position before lifting a load.

Lesson 7: Lifting Loads
• Describe the responsibilities of a crane operator.
• Explain the purpose of tag lines and when they should be used.
• Explain the purpose of having a spotter while performing lifts.
• Describe how to perform a load test prior to moving the load.

Lesson 8: Lift Follow Up
• Describe what to do once the lift is completed.

Final Exam – 17 question exam with incorrect response feedback

Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safely? This e-learning training course can be delivered anytime, anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection.

Overall Course Specifications:
Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 17
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date, and test score
Final Exam Feedback report: Yes
Language: English
Narration: Yes

Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days
  • Introduction
  • General Safety
  • Components
  • Controls
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Lift Preparation
  • Lifting Loads
  • Lift Follow Up
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed