CPCS Mobile Crane - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
8 days Red CPCS Trained Operator Card

Course Summary

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the mobile crane operator.

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the mobile crane operator.  Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to rig and de-rig an All Terrain crane.  Operate the crane to lift, transfer and position loads and carry out routine maintenance.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA, codes of practice – BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane Terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories, types of accessories and use
  • Sling angles
  • Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc)
  • Rigging and de-rigging of cranes according to written instructions
  • Configuring cranes according to work specifications
  • Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller
  • Controlling load movement
  • Routine maintenance
  • Use of crane on free wheels duties
  • Use of crane on pick and carry duties

Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card endorsed with the category Mobile Crane endorsement C all duties A60.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is required to operate mobile cranes for lifting operations on construction sites and other allied industries.

You will need

For the CPCS Mobile Crane Operators course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Operatives.

Your skill level

Candidates having some previous experience of operating hydraulic lifting equipment is essential (e.g. Telehandlers, Rough Terrain Forklifts, Lorry Loaders, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, 360 Excavators, etc). Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card must have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.

How can I revise for the CPCS Renewal course?

There are a number of factsheets available to help you prepare for the renewal tests.

What happens if I do not pass the CPCS Renewal course?

If modules are not passed within a renewal test, the test must be re-booked at a later date.

What if I don’t wish to renew all my categories?

Providing at least one category has been renewed, categories not renewed will be banked (within the life of the new card) and may be added at a later date.