Course Code: A62

The CPCS A62 course aims to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training for the role of a Crane Supervisor in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This is a 4 day novice course.

All prices are excluding VAT


Upcoming Course Dates

Location Date Places Available
Stratford Upon Avon Plant Training Centre - Stratford-Upon-Avon05/08/20191
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster19/08/20193
Stratford Upon Avon Plant Training Centre - Stratford-Upon-Avon02/09/20191
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster16/09/20191
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster23/09/20193
Stratford Upon Avon Plant Training Centre - Stratford-Upon-Avon30/09/20191

About the course

This is a Novice level course:Our Novice level courses are for delegates who have had little or no training on the equipment.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, candidates will be able to:

  • Explain the duties, responsibilities and limitations of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Crane Co-ordinator, a Slinger, a Signaller, a Crane Erector, and Maintenance Personnel.
  • State requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties.
  • Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment.
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
  • Explain the function of and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems.
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts.
  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
  • Calculate sling sizes and angles.
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
  • Verify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
  • Confirm weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
  • Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
  • Communicate the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation.
  • Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person.
  • Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using given lifting scenarios.
  • Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area external to the lift zone can affect the planned lifting operation.
  • Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes for before, during and after the lift.
  • Mark the position of lifting equipment according to a given plan.
  • Verify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings.



Candidates must have taken a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test (within the last two years).