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Slewing mobile cranes

Slewing mobile cranes incorporate a boom or jib that can be rotated. It excludes front-end loader, back-hoe, excavator or other earth moving equipment when configured for crane operation.

You will need to apply for the relevant high risk work licence class. These licences are:

20 tonne capacity - C2 high risk work licence

The class of work is operator of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of up to 20 tonnes.

This licence also includes authority for the operation of:

  • non-slewing mobile crane - CN
  • vehicle loading crane - CV - (excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques)
  • reach stacker - RS.

60 tonne capacity - C6 high risk work licence

The class of work is operation of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of up to 60 tonnes.

This licence also includes authority for the slewing mobile crane with a capacity of:

  • 20 tonnes or less - C2
  • non-slewing mobile crane - CN
  • vehicle loading crane - CV - (excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques)
  • reach stacker - RS.

100 tonne capacity - C1 high risk work licence

The class of work is operation of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity of up to 100 tonnes.

This licence also includes authority for the operation of slewing mobile cranes with a capacity of:

  • 60 tonnes or less - C6
  • 20 tonnes or less - C2
  • non-slewing mobile crane - CN
  • vehicle loading crane - CV - (excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques)
  • reach stacker - RS.

Capacity over 100 tonnes - C0 high risk work licence

The class of work is operator of a slewing mobile crane with a capacity exceeding 100 tonnes.

This licence also includes authority for the slewing mobile crane with a capacity of:

  • 100 tonnes or less - C1
  • 60 tonnes or less - C6
  • 20 tonnes or less - C2
  • non-slewing mobile crane - CN
  • vehicle loading crane - CV - (excluding the application of load estimation and slinging techniques)
  • reach stacker - RS.

Apply for a high risk work licence.

Last updated
21 August 2018

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