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CPCS Tower Crane Course (A04)

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CPCS A04 Tower Crane


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CPCS Tower Crane Course Aims

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

CPCS Tower Crane Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
Undertake all pre-use checks and place the crane into service
Explain procedures that must be taken if assessing the jib for inspection and maintenance purposes
Configure the crane for lifting duties
Explain the reasons for changing the number of falls of rope
Explain actions required for hazards and overhead services
Programme/set-up rated capacity indicators and/or other load/distance indicators for lifting duties
Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane
Accurately place loads, Minimise the swinging of loads
Move loads through machine travel and comply with signals and instructions
Maintain safe working situations
Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the CPCS Crawler Crane Course?
To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.

What is the CPCS Tower Crane Operator Course Test?
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 contact us on 01623 287830.

What are the endorsements for  the CPCS Crawler Crane Course Aims
A: Trolley Jib

B: Luffing Jib
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