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Compact Crane Training (CPCS A66)

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CPCS A66 Compact Crane


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CPCS A66 Course Aims

To provide detailed and thorough theory and practical plant training in operating a Compact Crane, to enable the candidate to competently and safely fulfil the operational role and pass the required CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A66 Compact Crane Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Configure and set Crane for Travel
Travel the crane to the work area
Manoeuvre the crane in confined spaces
Configure the crane for lifting duties
Programme/Set up rated capacity indicators or load moment indicators for lifting duties
Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads
Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable)
Explain the function, use and limitations of jib extensions
Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing or steering capabilities of the crane
Accurately place loads
Minimise the swinging of loads
Comply with signals and instructions
Move loads through machine travel (relevant endorsements only)
List different types of lifting accessories compatible with compact crane use, and explain the limitations of slinging with compact cranes
Carry our plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting , procedures for lifting and/or towing

CPCS A66 Compact Crane FAQ

How long is the CPCS A66 Compact Crane Training Course?

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.

How can I achieve my Trained Operator Card?

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ.

For more information on required NVQ call us on 01623 287830
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