1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9919-13 Crane Chaser

Slings and directs the movement of loads handled by cranes or winches in locations such as manufacturing plants and construction sites.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examines loads to be moved, estimating size, shape, weight and centre of gravity
  • ensures that loads do not exceed lifting capacities of cranes
  • selects slings or other grappling devices
  • attaches lifting devices to hoisting equipment and items to be moved, using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • applies slings, covering sharp corners with padding to prevent damage to slings
  • ensures loads are secure and signals crane or winch operators to lift loads
  • ensures loads are evenly balanced
  • guides loads into position as they are lowered
  • inspects chains, slings, ropes, cables, hooks and lifting gear for flaws and damage


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