To gain a certificate of competency for a cabin controlled bridge or gantry crane you must pass an
assessment for a Bridge and gantry crane certificate conducted by an assessor registered by the Workcover
Before taking the assessment you must obtain a log book and learn the competencies required to pass the
assessment. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to gain a certificate.
It is illegal to operate a cabin controlled bridge or gantry crane without a Bridge and gantry crane
certificate or a log book (under the supervision of a certificated driver).
A cabin controlled bridge or gantry crane driver must know:
l how to safely operate a bridge or gantry crane
l how to detect any mechanical faults
l about slinging loads,sheaves and drums,rope terminations,anchors and attachments
It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that a bridge or gantry crane of the correct class is
available for the assessment at their workplace or has permission to use a crane at another location.
If you operate this type of crane and sling loads in connection with the operation of this type of crane you
will require a Dogging certificate in addition to being competent in its operation. See A guide for dogging
available from the WorkCover Authority.