Crane operator supplementary

Western Power requirements and procedures for the safe use of cranes and their associated equipment, including the installing and removal of poles and the installation of screw anchors.

Course duration

2 days

Suitable for

People required to install and remove poles using a crane and its associated equipment on the Western Power network.

Course includes

  • conduct pre-operational checks
  • correctly set up a crane
  • safely operate a crane and its attachments
  • bore a hole with a pendulum borer
  • erect a pole through bare energised conductors
  • use a pole jack to remove a pole through bare energised conductors
  • install chance anchors to all specification requirements
  • shut down the crane and prepare for road travel

Note: You will not be considered to have completed this course until the workbook and practical assessments have been successfully completed.


  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • Current licence to perform high risk work (CV/C2 or higher) and/or hold one of the following units of competency and associated high risk licence:
    • TLILIC4009A Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
    • TLILIC3008A Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
    • TLILIC0012A Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 tonnes and above)

Note: A higher class of licence supersedes those listed above.

What to wear

PPE Level 1
See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements.

What to bring

On the second day of training, you may be required to provide a crane suitable for the task at hand. PTS will confirm this requirement during your enrolment process.


Written and practical assessment
You will then be required to complete 1 practical workbook within six months of attending this training course and then one final assessment before competency can be granted.
Once you have successfully completed the workbook, you will need to make an appointment with PTS to complete the final practical assessment. Refer to PTS045A - Crane Operator Supplementary Assessment for details.


A Certificate of Attendance

Associated Authorisations

XCSUP Crane Supplementary

For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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