You have 60 minutes to complete the following pre-test assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to place you in the correct class according to your knowledge and experience.

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1. 

How much of a sling’s capacity is lost when you go from a vertical to a choker hitch?

2. 

When the choke angle is less than what degree does a competent person not have to calculate a reduction in capacity?

3. 

What is the maximum included angle between slings on a crane hook?

4. 

What types of hitch/s provide maximum contact (360 degrees) between the sling and load?

5. 

When making a sling using wire rope clips, the “Rule” is ___________________

6. 
What is the reduction in capacity when using a shackle at 90 degrees to the plane of the shackle?
7. 

While inspecting a round sling, you feel a small knot on the inside of the cover, what   action should be done?

8. 

The distance between pick points is 10’ and your slings are 10’ long, what is your sling angle factor?

9. 

Your item weighs 8 tons. Using two slings at a 45 degree angle, how much load is on one sling?

10. 

If one square foot of steel 1” thick weighs 40 Lbs,. What is the weight of a cylinder that is 3’ in diameter and 12’ foot long made of 1” steel with plates on the top and bottom of 1” plate?

11. 
The item weighs 10,000 lbs., is 10’ long, and the CofG is 4’ from one end, how much does the heaviest end weigh?
12. 

The  item pictured here weighs 9,000 lbs. What is the tension on sling D?
Sling Tension


13. 

Select the correct B30 standard hand signal that matches the illustration.
Signal

14. 

Which ASME B30.5 voice signal is not correct?

15. 

What must be done with radios at the beginning of the shift?

16. 

Per Subpart CC, at what distance shall hand signals not be used and radios must be used.

17. 

The load line is hanging in the dead center of the boom when positioned over the rear.  With the boom over the side, the load line is observed to be off center.  This means:

18. 

When a boom is loaded, the tip will deflect. The load will most likely:

19. 

When can a crane be side loaded?

20. 

When operating near high voltage line of 250 KV the minimum clearance is ________.

21. 

When in transit under power lines of 750 V the minimum clearance is?

22. 

While operating a crane, the crane comes in contact with a power line. What is the first thing that you should do?

23. 

The employer must contact the owning utility to find out powerline information, how much time does the utility have to reply?

24. 

A rough terrain crane on outriggers, the ground bearing pressure is greatest _______.

25. 

Blocking must always be placed under the:

26. 

Which way will the crane turn when you push the swing lever?

27. 

When operating near an excavation with a depth of 8 ft., what is the minimum distance to keep from the bottom of the slope?

28. 
Which wedge socket(s) is/are improperly installed?
29. 

Per 1926 Subpart CC, which inspection does a competent person perform with the employer maintaining records of the inspection?

30. 

A rated load test shall not exceed ______ of the load chart.

31. 

Which of the following is not a standard deduction from the capacity of a crane?

32. 

Alternate lay wire rope is primarily used in what application on a mobile crane?

33. 

A modern rough terrain crane is set up with the front two outriggers extended to 100%, the right rear outrigger extended to 50% and the left rear outrigger extended to 0%. Which capacity chart may be used when lifting over the front?

34. 

The line pull is 12950, The gross capacity is 30000 lbs. the gross load is 20000 lbs. How many parts of line are required?

35. 

How do you calculate net load?

36. 

When using a jib and the boom is not fully extended, how do you determine the jib capacity.

37. 

Who determines the capacity of a crane as it is configured?

38. 

You are hiring a new operator for a construction site. He has a certification and a previous evaluation from a past employer for the type of crane that you wish him to operate. Are you required to reevaluate him prior to them operationally using that crane?

39. 

You are supervising a construction site; the signal person uses a closed fist to indicate that the crane should stop.  The signal person states that the crew agreed to use that as the proper signal. Is this permitted.

40. 

The gross load is 13300 lbs. the gross capacity is 14850 lbs. What percentage of the chart is this lift and is it a critical lift?

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