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.
Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an appointed person will be able to:
- 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.
- State requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties.
- Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
- State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment.
- Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
- Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems.
- Describe setting up, erection, leveling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts.
- List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
- Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and through examination reports, etc.
- Calculate sling sizes and angles.
- Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
- Verify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
- Confirm weights and centers of gravity for different types of loads in accordance with a given method statement.
- Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
- Communicate the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation.
- Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person
- Identify Potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using given lifting scenarios.
- Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area external to the lift zone can affect the planned lifting operation.
- Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes for before, during and after the lift.
- Mark the position of lifting equipment according to a given plan.
- Verify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings.
- Confirm personnel requirements to meet the lift plan
- Mark the position of lifting accessories and prepare load spreading systems as required.
- Confirm lifting equipment configuration from given plans.
- Control a lifting operation using a given lifting plan.
Candidates must have completed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test for Supervisors within the past two years.
All visitors must report to reception on arrival and follow site safety rules at all times.
There are no catering facilities on site, so delegates need to provide their own lunch. There are tea and coffee facilities available.
Candidates must bring and wear their PPE on site for plant testing. They must also bring signature and photographic identification as required for all testing.
The CPCS Theory test is recorded digitally by the tester to ensure adherence with CPCS Standards. The CPCS Practical test may be recorded using a Video recorder if the CPCS request it.
The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is recognised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG) as the preferred card to comply with codes of practice for competence and certification. It was launched in 2003 to help them comply with regulations and requirements and aims to apply common standards for all plant operators.
CPCS is owned by the Construction Industry Training Board (otherwise known as CITB).
To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
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.