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Lift Director Exam - Sample Lift Plans & Questions

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You will need to download these sample lift plans (and the Lift Director Load Charts) to answer the associated sample questions below:

The following are sample test questions typical of the style and content of the questions used in CCO Lift Director Written Examinations.

Single Mobile Crane Lift Plan Questions

To answer these questions, you will need the Single Mobile Crane Sample Lift Plan and the Lift Director Load Charts.

  1. Based on the voltage of the power line shown in the lift plan, which of the following are the MINIMUM requirement(s) according to OSHA 1926 Subpart CC?

    1. Conduct a planning meeting
    2. Erect and maintain elevated warning lines
    3. Identify and mark a work zone that maintains a 20-ft power line clearance
    4. Use non-conductive tag lines and a dedicated spotter
        Answer options:
    1. I, II and IV
    2. I, III and IV
    3. I, II and III
    4. II, III and IV
  2. The crane arrives at the jobsite without the boom extension and configured with the 40 ton 4- sheave block (4 parts of line). The 7.5 ton overhaul ball is over the auxiliary boom nose. The load weight has been modified to 4,800 lb. The measured maximum radius is 65 ft. What is necessary to meet the requirements of the lift plan?

     
    1. Can be utilized as configured.
    2. Needs to be reconfigured by removing the 4-sheave block
    3. Needs to be reconfigured by removing the 7.5 ton overhaul ball and auxiliary boom nose
    4. Needs to be reconfigured by removing the 4-sheave block and the auxiliary boom nose
  3. The crane arrives at the jobsite with a 26-45 ft. tele offsetable boom extension stowed and configured with the 40 ton 4-sheave block (4 parts of line). The 7.5 ton overhaul ball is over the auxiliary boom nose. In order to meet the requirements of the lift plan, at a MINIMUM the crane must be reconfigured under the supervision of the:

     
    1. A/D Director.
    2. Lift Director.
    3. Operator.
    4. Controlling Entity.

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Single Tower Crane Lift Plan Questions

To answer these questions, you will need the Single Tower Crane Sample Lift Plan and the Lift Director Load Charts.

  1. A pedestrian bridge is preassembled in the parking lot. When you measure the load, you find that the bridge’s height is 2 feet shorter than indicated. When surveying the site, you find that the handrail on the roof of the department store has not yet been installed. Considering all other site constraints, which of the following describes the correct load path?

    1. Hoist, Swing Right, Trolley In, Lower 
    2. Hoist, Trolley Out, Swing Left (once past the office trailer), Trolley In, and Swing Left (to maintain the center line of Brent Ave.)
    3. Hoist (to clear the building), Swing Left, Position over Brent Ave., Lower
    4. Hoist (to clear the building), Trolley In (40 ft.), Swing Left (to placement position), Trolley Out and Lower.
  2. What is the percent of rated capacity at the final placement location?

    1. 89.6%
    2. 88.1%
    3. 76.6%
    4. 81.8%
  3. After reviewing the lift plan, what is the appropriate course of action?

    1. Proceed with the lift as described in the plans.
    2. Do not proceed with the lift as described in the plans.
    3. Allow on-site riggers to modify rigging as necessary to complete lift.
    4. Proceed with the lift but keep clear of the department store roof line.

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Two Mobile Cranes Lift Plan Questions

To answer these questions, you will need the Two Mobile Crane Sample Lift Plan and the Lift Director Load Charts.

Crane Configuration Information:

Crane #1 (Head Crane)
Crane #2 (Tail Crane)
260-ft. Main boom
30-ft. Jib, 15-degree offset
2 Parts of line
1200-lb. Block
300-lb. rigging
Rope is 2-lb./ft.
Crawlers Fully Extended
Crane CT: 179,100-lb.
Carbody CT: 44,000-lb. 
100-ft. Main boom
Crawlers Retracted
1 Part of Line
800-lb. ball
150-lb. rigging
Crane CT: 179,100-lb.

Load: 50,000-lb.

  1. In order to place the section in the final tower position, what functions and directions should be given to the operators?
    1. Head Crane: Hoist, Swing Left, Hoist, Swing Left, Boom Down, Lower
      Tail Crane: Hoist, Swing Right, Lower 
    2. Head Crane: Hoist, Swing Left, Boom Down, Swing Left, Boom Down, Lower
      Tail Crane: Hoist, Swing Left, Lower
    3. Head Crane: Hoist, Swing Right, Hoist, Swing Right, Boom Down, Lower
      Tail Crane: Hoist, Swing Left, Lower
    4. Head Crane: Hoist, Swing Right, Boom Down, Swing Right, Boom Down
      Tail Crane: Hoist, Swing Right, Lower
  2. What is the highest percent of rated capacity either crane will encounter during the lift?

    1. 92.7%
    2. 88.6%
    3. 90.7%
    4. 95%
  3. You are the lift director supervising the erection of a wind turbine. When the load arrives, you notice that the load depicted in the lift plans is different than the actual section of the wind turbine tower. A bolt ring has been added to the bottom of the section which adds 4000 lb. to the tail crane at the start of the lift. What are the minimum actions that must be taken to proceed with the lift?

    1. Reconfigure tail crane.
    2. The lift can proceed as configured.
    3. Reconfigure and move head crane.
    4. Reconfigure both cranes and move head crane.

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Two Tower Cranes Lift Plan Questions

To answer these questions, you will need the Two Tower Crane Sample Lift Plan and the Lift Director Load Charts.

  1. The site supervisor has asked about power line clearances for the upcoming lift. What needs to occur in order to lift the load from the roof to the unloading zone?
    1. Lift can proceed as planned.
    2. A work zone must be demarcated.
    3. Elevated warning lines and a spotter must be used.
    4. The lift cannot proceed as planned.
  2. What is the highest percent of rated capacity either crane will encounter during the lift?

    1. 97%
    2. 90%
    3. 77%
    4. 71%
  3. Where should the signal persons be positioned?

    1. Position 1 and 4
    2. Position 1 and 3
    3. Position 2 and 3
    4. Position 2 and 4

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