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Mobile Crane Operator Course (CPCS A60)

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CPCS A60 Mobile Crane


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CPCS Mobile Crane Course Aims

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

CPCS Mobile Crane Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Operating the crane safely
Responding to recognised crane signals accurately
Correct positioning of the crane
Altering jib lengths and associated safety devices
Routine plant maintenance and minor adjustments
Safe load indicators and duties charts
Chains, slings and lifting gear
Crane capabilities and safety precautions
Basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
Understanding and interpreting duties charts
Understanding how to programme safe load indicators
The effects of radius change on the safe working capacity
Statutory regulations and Codes of Practice applicable to lifting operations
Effects of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
Principles of safe slinging and the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear
The correct and safe use of outriggers
Transport regulations and preparing for travel on the public highway

Mobile Crane Training FAQ

How long is the Mobile Crane Operator course?

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

What are the Endorsements?

A: Blocked Duties Only

B: Pick – and – carry duties only

C: All Duties

How do I achieve my CPCS 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 years, the relevant NVQ.

For more information on the required NVQ please call us on 01623 287830.
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