CV HIGH RISK WORK LICENCE – HIGH RISK WORK LICENCING & THE LAW
A Vehicle Loading Crane is a crane mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of loading and unloading the vehicle. This High Risk Work Licence Class encompasses the use of Vehicle Loading Cranes with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.
WHAT IS A VEHICLE LOADING CRANE?
A Vehicle Loading Crane is a mobile crane mounted on a vehicle. They are used for both loading and unloading
There are two main types of Vehicle Loading Cranes:
- Cranes with less than 10 metre tonne capacity.
- Cranes with 10 metre tonne capacity or more.
To operate a Vehicle Loading Crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more a licence to perform High Risk Work (LHRW) is needed.
Vehicle Loading Cranes may also be operated by persons holding a SLEWING MOBILE CRANE OPERATION CERTIFICATE or equivalent.
DO I NEED A VEHICLE LOADING CRANE LICENCE?
Radius (Metres) x Safe Work Limit (Tonnes) ≥ 10 Meter / Tonnes
For example: RADIUS 5 METRES & SAFE WORK LIMIT 2 TONNES
5 Metres x 2 Tonnes = 10 Metre / Tonnes
As this is equal to 10 meter / tonnes you must have a High Risk Work Licence.
NOTE: Vehicle Loading Cranes with a capacity of less than 10 metre tonnes do not require a certificate to operate, however, you do need competency based training and proof of competency.