Rubber Tyre Gantry crane Training

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:Max 2
Duration:1 Week
Rubber Tyre Gantry Crane Training FITAC Health & Safety


  • 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 carrousel 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

Operating RTG

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


The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

The successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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