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CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor


4 Days

Course Description

Who Is This Course Designed For:

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

Course Content:

  1. Explain the duties, responsibilities and limitations of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Crane Co-ordinator, a Slinger, a signaler, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel.
  2. State requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties.
  3. Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  4. State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment.
  5. Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
  6. Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems.
  7. Describe setting up, erection, leveling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts.
  8. List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
  9. Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and through examination reports, etc.
  10. Calculate sling sizes and angles.
  11. Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
  12. Verify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
  13. Confirm weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
  14. Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
  15. Communicate the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation.
  16. Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person
  17. Identify Potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using given lifting scenarios.
  18. Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area external to the lift zone can affect the planned lifting operation.
  19. Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes for before, during and after the lift.
  20. Mark the position of lifting equipment according to a given plan.
  21. Verify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings.
  22. Confirm personnel requirements to meet the lift plan
  23. Mark the position of lifting accessories and prepare load spreading systems as required.
  24. Confirm lifting equipment configuration from given plans.
  25. Control a lifting operation using a given lifting plan.

A CITB operative H&S Test must have been passed within the last 2 years is required for this course. To Once you have achieved your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card it lasts 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. Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

Next Course: Dates available on request

Course contact Info

Date Posted:
24 August, 2018

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