CPCS A60C Mobile Crane Operator – CPCS Mobile Crane 8 Days
Pre Course Requirement
This course is aimed at anyone who is required to operate mobile cranes for lifting operations on construction sites and other allied industries. Please note that a Group C category licence is required for driving on the open road, however this is not essential for the course.
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 Pearson 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 Mobile Crane course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Operatives.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: IF YOU HAVE NO SLINGER SIGNALLER EXPERIENCE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE SLINGER SIGNALLER SIGNALS BELOW PRIOR TO THE COURSE.
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This course is aimed at anyone who is required to operate mobile cranes for lifting operations on construction sites and other allied industries. No previous experience is necessary. (However some previous hydraulic experience is an advantage).
Good hand/eye co-ordination is required. Please note that a Group C category licence is required for driving on the open road, however this is not essential for the course.
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the Mobile Crane Operator. Following successful completion of the course, candidates will be familiar with the cab and levers, be able to rig and de-rig an All-Terrain crane. Operate the crane to lift, transfer and position loads on blocked & pick and carry duties and carry out routine maintenance.
Topics covered during this course include: Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, and HASAWA. Codes of practice – BS7121
Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
Crane stability/ground conditions
Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc.)
Cab and lever familiarisation
Rigging and De-Rigging of cranes according to written instructions
Configuring cranes according to work specifications
Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller