Work safely with a CPCS A40 Slinging and Signalling course
Crane Slinging not Vehicle Slinging
The most essential information you need, when booking a CPCS A40 course is to remember that it is a crane banksman training course and not vehicle banksman training course. This means that the CPCS A40 course covers directing loads that are lifted by crane operators and not directing vehicle drivers when performing manoeuvres such as reversing. If you are looking for vehicle banksman training, an in-house course run by a training provider, is a more suitable option.
The CPCS A40 banksman training is an on centre category, which means it must be completed at a registered CPCS location and not at your own site. If you would like to locate the closest centre to you, contact an online service provider who will be able to assist you in your search. In addition, the A40 course does not contain any training sub-categories or endorsements, which means booking the course is a simple and quick process. As with all CPCS courses, candidates will need the correct health and safety touch screen test before enrolling. The CPCS A40 requires a core touch screen test. Once you have completed the core touch screen test, you can book your course by calling your online service provider with the following details: your CSCS number, date of birth and national insurance.
Options to suit you:
There are three main routes to completing your A40 banksman training, each suited to different levels of experience. The first is the novice level red card, this is for you if you have very little experience in this area. It is the course which contains the most preparation, usually around three days. It covers both the practical and theoretical aspects that you will need to take the A40 technical test. It is usually recommended for delegates who have less than two years experience in slinger signalling for crane loads.
The second option is the experienced worker red card. This is for you if you have had over two years experience with slinging and signalling. It usually contains just a single day of theory preparation, with the understanding that the delegate has a satisfactory level of practical experience. If you are not 100% sure of your practical capabilities, it is best to request an additional training day or two. The red card demonstrates that you are a trained operative and allows you to work on site for two years. After which time you need to progress onto the blue card or NVQ.
The third option is the blue card EWPAR. This is a one day NVQ, which is quick to complete. In addition to this, you will also need to complete the CPCS technical tests to receive a CPCS blue card. The blue card is then valid for five years and can be renewed by applying to the CPCS with an up to date log book and maintaining your health and safety TST.
Preserve Safety with CPCS A40
While working with any plant machinery can be a dangerous occupation, getting the right training can minimise the risks. By completing the CPCS A40 banksman training course, you ensure that you get good quality training, recognised throughout the construction industry.
So, if it is safe crane slinging you are interested in, book your A40 CPCS training today!