Tower Cranes Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback, 1st edition


This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Orientation to the Trade, Basic Principles of Tower Cranes, Tower Crane Study, Rigging Practices, Load Charts, Communications and Operating a Tower Crane.


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Table of contents

(Total Level Hours: 177.5  (includes 72.5 hours of Core Curriculum which is a prerequisite for Level 1 completion and must be

purchased separately.)


48101-10 Orientation to the Trade (5 Hours)

Provides an overview of the tower crane industry and highlights the duties and responsibilities of a tower crane operator. Discusses ANSI and OSHA standards, as well as career opportunities and operator requirements.


48102-10 Basic Principles of Tower Cranes (20 Hours)

Identifies the three main types of tower cranes and their components, including operator aids and base support systems. Explains the basic scientific principles associated with tower crane operation. Discusses the factors that affect lifting



48103-10 Tower Crane Safety (15 Hours)

Introduces various safety aspects of tower crane operation, including equipment inspection, rigging, swing paths, and site

hazard identification.


48104-10 Rigging Practices (15 Hours)

Describes the use and inspection of basic equipment and hardware used in rigging, including slings, wire rope, chains, lifting beams, and attaching hardware such as shackles, eyebolts, and hooks. Explains sling capacities and sling angles.


48105-10 Load Charts (15 Hours)

Explains how to use load charts to calculate safe lifting capacities for self-erecting, luffing boom, and hammerhead tower cranes. Also covers parts of line and counterweight configurations.


48106-10 Communications (10 Hours)

Covers the fundamentals of the communication process, including verbal and nonverbal methods of communication. Takes an in-depth look at the ASME B30.3 hand signals, including the appropriate operator action when the signal is given.


48107-10 Operating a Tower Crane (25 Hours)

Describes the basic functions of a tower crane, as well as standard procedures for starting up and shutting down self-erecting, luffing boom, and hammerhead tower cranes.  Provides the trainee with the opportunity to become familiar with the actual operation of a tower crane and the functions of its controls.

Published by Pearson (February 5th 2010) - Copyright © 2010