Bridge and Gantry Crane (Cabin control)

TLILIC0006 – Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate bridge cranes and gantry cranes safely. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.

A person undertaking this unit must hold:

  • a current National HRWL to perform dogging or a current certification for a specific VET course for HRWL to perform dogging that has been issued by, or on behalf of a WHS Regulator

Bridge crane means a crane that:

  • consists of a bridge beam or beams, that are mounted to end carriages at each end, and

  • can travel along elevated runways, and

  • has 1 or more hoisting mechanisms arranged to traverse across the bridge.

Gantry crane means a crane that:

  • consists of a bridge beam or beams supported at one or both ends by legs mounted to end carriages, and

  • can travel on supporting surfaces or deck levels, whether fixed or not, and

  • has a crab with 1 or more hoisting units arranged to travel across the bridge

This unit applies to the activities of a person operating bridge crane or gantry crane that is:

  • controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane, or

  • remotely controlled and having more than 3 powered operations

A person performing this work is required to hold a bridge and gantry crane HRWL.

This unit requires a person operating a bridge crane or gantry crane to:

  • plan for the work/task

  • prepare for the work/task

  • perform work/task

  • Pack up

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency. This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL requirements.

The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.