IS 13583-1 (1993): Cranes – Training of drivers, Part 1: General

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Prerequisite aptitudes and knowledge
Physically  sight and hearing; 

no dizziness when driving at a height:

no disqualifying ailment or infirmity

no drugs or alcohol-related troubles.

Mentally behaviour under stress; 

mental balance: 

sense of responsibility. 

Test be conducted to determine (manual skill, common sense, self-control, coolness, accuracy, motion coordination and reflexes)
Training Objectives
  1. Provide knowledge on the rules applicable to cranes and the environment
  2. Knowledge and hand signals and radio communications so that
  •   He can operate the crane without endangering him and others
  • Can carry out normal and emergency operations
  1. to provide technical knowledge of cranes, their characteristics and load diagrams, mechanisms and safety equipment, sufficient to
  • drive different cranes of the same type, 
  • make optimal use of their characteristics, 
  • identify detects, perform daily checks,
  •  know how to use the documentation;
  1. Driving skills, including accuracy, determine load and distance, use of control devices in drivers cabin
Training Procedure
Training focus on practical aspects of driving (at least 75 % of training time), 

theoretical learning should be checked through operational aptitudes.

For practical training, 

the crane take-over phase should be carried out with a single trainee per crane with the trainer 

Marked by theoretical and practical tests

Content of the training
Assessment requirements define the following

  • Level of know hows that trainees should reach
  • Time allotted
  • Teaching aids and recommended information media 

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