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This assessment is aimed at personnel required to operate a Lorry Loader / Knuckle Boom Crane.  In fact any occupation where people are required to operate mounted hydraulic cranes to manoeuvre loads whether alone or with a banksman.


To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, i.e. duties charts and applicable legislation.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks of the carrier vehicle, lifting appliance and relevant attachments.
  • Explain the Safe Working Loads and Duties Chart for the loader.
  • Configure the Lorry Loader and carrier vehicle for site and road travel.
  • Manoeuvre the carrier vehicle into position in order to carry out the lifting of various loads.
  • Set up carrier vehicle to carry out lifts from minimum to maximum radius.
  • Use the correct attachment for the lifting of various loads.
  • Lift and place loads at varying radii.
  • Load a vehicle in accordance with industry practices.
  • Secure various loads on the vehicle bed in accordance with industry practices.
  • Keep within safe working parameters.
  • Place the loader and carrier vehicle in an out-of service condition.