The A/D (Mobile Crane) Course addresses the assembly and disassembly of lattice boom cranes as required by 29CFR1926.1400. As a supplement to this course, ITI also involves participants in the A/D work related to jibs and boom extensions for hydraulic, telescoping type cranes.
This course is a blend of classroom and hands-on activities. Addressed in the classroom are the manufacturer's warnings, prohibitions, cautions and hazards, the OSHA A/D regulations, the recommended corporate A/D procedures and the step-by-step assembly and disassembly instructions necessary for a crew to perform the erection or dismantling of a lattice boom. The participants work in teams to perform A/D work during the hands-on sessions by reviewing the A/D field instructions, conduct a pre-job briefing addressing the hazards, tasks and sequence of events, followed by actual A/D activities. A post-job review and inspection will be conducted to ensure all required steps have been accomplished for the activity.
Over 50% of the course involves assembly and/or disassembly sessions that focus first on lattice boom cranes and secondly on hydraulic cranes with jibs or boom extensions.