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Approved Crane Hero with gloves

Prepare and Sling Complex Loads

Duration 2 days
Price P.O.A
Refresher Duration 1 day
Refresher Price P.O.A
Unit Standard 3801



People who attend this course are able to prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations.

Assessment must be carried out using either a crane with a 10tonne minimum capacity; or a tower crane or self-erecting tower crane with a 4 tonne minimum capacity.

Note: The Assessment must be carried out in a crane workplace or equivalent.

Course Objectives

At the successful completion of the course the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and use of types of lifting equipment in accordance with industry best practice and company procedures.
  • Prepare and sling complex loads in accordance with industry best practice and company procedures.
  • Determine factors affecting the safe operation of the crane.
  • Correctly select lifting equipment and apply sling and lifting gear to the load.
  • Select and apply packing and dunnage to crane lift situations.

Entry Criteria

It is recommended that trainees have at least three months experience working in a crane workplace before attending the course. Trainees may attend the course without this experience but may be required to work for three months in a crane workplace before being awarded the unit standard.


Unit Standard 3789 - Sling regular loads and communicate during crane operations, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

VHNZ can provide training for US 3789. To organise, please contact a VHNZ representative.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 6


Refreshing learning outcomes above for unit standard 3801

Min: 4
Max: 6

1 Day

*Unit Standards will not be awarded on completion of a Refreshers course. Please see here for further detail.

Unit standards

Prepare and sling complex loads for crane operations

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