CPCS Compact Crane (A66)

Accreditation

CPCS

Course duration

2-5 Days depending on experience

Certificate valid for

2 years

Grant Available
Yes

This Compact Crane CPCS training course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a compact crane. 

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of excavator training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a two-day experienced worker course.


Endorsements:

A: Static-stabilisers

B: Mobile Industrial

C: Luffing Static Duties

D: 360 - Pick and Carry

CPCS Compact Crane (A66) Course Content

  • Pre-use checks and preparation for work
  • Operate the crane safely and productively
  • Respond to the recognised signals for controlling crane operations
  • Decide whether a particular load is within the capacity of the crane
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
  • Understand the capabilities of the equipment and any relevant safety precautions, including the out-of-service procedure
  • Operate safe-load indicators and overload warning devices
  • Understand the effect of the working radius on the lifting capacity of the machine
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of lifting gear, security and balance of load
  • Observe the statutory regulations in respect of lifting equipment and the operator’s own legal responsibilities.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.

Mixture of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises, followed by one day assessment - CPCS technical tests.

Learners will receive a Red CPCS Trained Operator Card on passing the CPCS technical tests, valid for two years.


CPCS Blue Card

After gaining on-site experience, you must complete an NVQ level 2 within two years to apply for the blue CPCS Competence Card which is renewable every five years.

Plant Operator Cards

Grants and Funding

Grants against the cost of your CPCS training and testing are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit the CITB Grant page.

We can provide construction SMEs with less than 250 employees with free level 2 construction NVQs through our Skills Support for the Workforce programme, funded by the European Social Fund.  Please contact us for the regions that are currently eligible, this is for a limited time only.