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Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane

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Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge and skill to handle and operate a rubber tyre gantry crane (RTG) in order to load and unload containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 2

Duration: 1 Week

Location: Onsite


Safety procedure RTG driver

Operating the RTG

Risk detection and safety

Pre use check up

Technical safety procedures

Daily inspections and maintenance

Working with the RTG

Start the engine

Selecting driving direction and steering

Modus carousel drive

Modus park wheels

Operating/securing cat

Anchor cables

Tour of the RTG

  • Safety path of the RTG
  • Construction
  • Engine room
  • Control panel
  • Controls
  • Safety doors
  • Chair
  • PLC-control
  • DGPS (assisted auto steering)
  • Communication system
  • Camera’s
  • Wind speed indicator
  • Anti-collision
  • Remote control (if applied)
  • Lights

Daily Checklist

  • Starting engine
  • Breaking test
  • Control environment
  • Check up cables
  • Check up spreader (20’, 30’, 40’, twin)
  • Checking extendable twin
  • Driving trolley
  • Driving RTG
  • Operating hoisting system
  • Operating flippers
  • Hoisting containers
  • Transporting containers
  • Stacking containers (up to 5 high)
  • Swing control (with and without anti swing device)
  • Securing trolley position
  • Emergency stop
  • PLC malfunction
  • Combination of movements
  • Loading containers on train and truck
  • Parking collision free
  • Engine off and securing trolley
  • Hooking up to external electrical system
  • Anchoring RTG
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    Bracetown Business Park,
    Dublin 15