Side Boom Operator aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently operate a side boom pipe layer. Training includes practical knowledge of planning and risk management, machine inspection and routine maintenance, correct lifting and laying techniques, knowledge of machine controls and dynamics including load charts and limitations, shut down and post operational checks. Note that some workplace procedures require side boom operators to hold a CN Non Slewing Crane High Risk Licence.
Verification of Competency
Side Boom Operator Verification of Competencies can be delivered on-site and at our training facility. For more information, please contact the facility, or view our VOC page.
Log Book Requirements
In the absence of any evidence of relevant experience, toward informal training a Log book or other training record showing evidence you have undertaken supervised practical training under the direct supervision of a person holding the relevant licence are required in for high risk licence courses.
Log book hours or other training records are completed by the trainee and a qualified site supervisor to ensure skill gaps nominated by the Site Skills Trainer are closed out and verified before the applicant can be proposed for the Mandated Assessments.
If you are competent at the completion of your course you will complete the assessment and be awarded a Statement of attainment. For further information on the High Risk Licencing Process, please click here
Full payment for courses up to $1,500 must be made before the commencement of the course unless the Payment Plan option is selected. For courses that cost over $1,500, Site Skills Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The balance of fees payable will be charged at a point in the course that is proportionate to the amount of the deposit paid, e.g. a 10-day course costing $3,000, the remaining $1,500 will be charged at the end of day 5 (upon completion of 50% of the course).
A Payment Plan option is available for this course, please visit the Payment Plans Page for more information.
Payment for this course can be made via eftpos, cash, cheque or the Payment Plan option above. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email email@example.com or call 1300 700 080.
Upon successful completion of the Formal, Informal Training and Unit Mandated Assessments (Knowledge, Calculations and Practical) a Licence to Perform High Risk Work Assessment Summary will be issued for the application of a HRW Licence
Please refer to our Refund Policy
Are you interested in Side Boom Operator? For more information about the course or how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 5494 8924 or you can Apply Online.
Side Boom Operator Training requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) , you can still complete the training without a USI, though Site Skills Training is unable to provide you with your completion certificate until you provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility.
Those in civil construction and pipe laying operations
Side Boom Operator is conducted on demand at client's premises.
There are no prerequisites
Recognition of prior learning is offered for this unit
Units of Competency
RIIMPO327D Conduct pipe layer operations
This unit forms part of the Nationally Recognised Qualification's:
- RII31309 Certificate III in Pipe Laying
- RII30809 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations