To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Mobile Crane, to enable the candidate to competently and safely fulfill the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.
Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.
Operating the crane safely
Responding to recognized 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
A: Blocked Duties Only
B: Pick - and - carry duties only
C: All Duties
Candidate will gain knowledge and competance to competently and safely carry out the plant operators role.
MethodsTeaching Methods Teaching is carried out both in a classroom environment teaching theory and within a simulated working environment with candidates using the plant machinery and practically applying the theory.
Assessment Methods CPCS Theory & Practical Testing takes place on the last day of the course.
This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of both CPCS Technical Tests).
Trained Operator Card (RED)
The Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards. Experienced and able operators may hold a Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ. Once you've obtained your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.
Competent Operator Card (BLUE)
The Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).
Sign up for a Blue CPCS Vocational Qualification here.
Pre-requisites: You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues. The relevant CITB Health Safety & Environment touchscreen test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).