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CPCS Hoist Operator Course (A20)

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CPCS A20 Hoist Operator


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CPCS A20 Hoist Operator Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theoretical construction plant training in operating a mechanical hoist. This will enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Hoist training course Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A20 Hoist Operator Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
Check the stability, alignment and all-round safety before use.
Ensure that the relevant hoistway protection mechanism is in position before use.

Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification.
Undertake all the hoist’s pre-use and on-going running checks.
Check the emergency lowering functions.
Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards.
Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements.
Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers.
Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded.
Comply with signals and instructions.
Explain the hoist’s working limitations.
Place the plant equipment in an out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it.

Hoist Operator Course FAQ

How long is the CPCS A20 Hoist Operator
To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.

What are the CPCS A20 Hoist Operator
Course Endorsements?
A: Rack & Pinion Goods

B: Passenger/Goods Combined

C: Rope Operated Goods

D: Transport Platform
What is the CPCS A20 Hoist Operator
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 years, the relevant NVQ – For more information on the required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830 
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