CPCS Crane Supervisor – 4 day course Lancashire

Pre Course Requirement

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.

This is a 45 minute touch screen multiple choice test consisting of 50 questions. This test can be taken at various Person Vue test centres though out the country, you can arrange your own test and locate your nearest test centre by clicking here.

For the CPCS Crane Supervisors course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Specialist Supervisors or MAP Test.

Revision is strongly recommended for the Health & Safety Test; revision books, DVDs and downloads are available from CITB store.

For more information about the health & safety test, including which test you need, how to book, revision downloads, please click here.

For the CPCS Crane Supervisor course, it is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes.

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  • Company Name
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  • Your Email Address

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  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Scheme registration number if known (if not then we will gain this by accessing your Cskills record online)
  • National Insurance Number
  • Email

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Target Delegates

This course is aimed at anyone who is required to supervise safe systems of work using lifting equipment. It is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes.


Course Content

Four consecutive days

Course Aim and Contents:
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to
understand the role and responsibility of the Crane Supervisor. Following successful completion of
the course candidates will be able understand and follow safe systems of work for lifting operations
including risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Preparing a lift site in accordance with the AP’s safe system of work (end test)

Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below:

A62 Theory Test Questions 

Grants available for companies registered with CSkills. Please contact your local grant office for current rates.



Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Crane Supervisor (Lifting Operations).


Next Stage

Please note the Red CPCS card is only valid for 2 years. Within this time you must complete your NVQ level 4 Diploma to convert from Red card to Blue card.

To book your NVQ please click NVQ booking. The Blue CPCS card is valid for 5 years.

Has your Red CPCS card expired? Or do you wish to go straight to blue?

Why not take advantage of our fastest most economical way to achieving your blue card with our unique straight to blue package.

Please click Straight to blue.


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CPCS Crane Supervisor – 4 day course Lancashire

Dates: 24/01/2022 - 28/01/2022

Location: Leyland Lancashire

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£995 £796.00 + VAT


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