CPCS (A02) - Crawler Crane Training & Testing

The CPCS Crawler Crane course is aimed at those operating a crawler crane in a construction environment. There are 2 levels available; Foundation and Experienced.

  • The Foundation Course for novices typically lasts a total of 10 days; 9 spent on theory and practical training with a final practical technical test and CPCS theory The CPCS Crawler Crane Training & Testing Course is relevant to those who operate crawThe CPCS Crawler Crane Training & Testing Course is relevant to those who operate crawler cranes in a construction environment. Foundation & Experienced Worker courses both available depending on experience; please see our website for further information and to book onlineler cranes in a construction environment. Foundation & Experienced Worker courses both available depending on experience; please see our website for further information and to book onlinetest on the final day.
  • Operators with past experience can take an Experienced Worker CPCS course, which may be more suitable depending on individual circumstances.


If you are a Private Individual looking to obtain a CPCS card for a Crawler Crane, the implications are very different from those of a CITB registered construction company. Please follow this link for further information before making a specific enquiry relating to a Crawler Crane training course. CPCS Training and the Private Individual.

All delegates must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test no more than two years before the course start date and have a good understanding of both spoken and written English.

Successful candidates will receive the CPCS Red Card (Trained Operator) in the crawler crane training category, which is valid for 2 years.

CPCS Course Detail

This CPCS training course will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of operating a crawler crane, including practical and theoretical knowledge. The aim is to ensure candidates can carry out their role as crawler crane driver in a competent, safe manner after passing both the CPCS theory and practical tests.

This course also includes elements of maintenance to ensure the crane is always operating correctly.

This CPCS course includes the following elements:

  • Safe, productive crane operation
  • How to recognise and understand crane signals
  • Crane positioning, including altering jib lengths and associated safety devices
  • Routine maintenance
  • The basic theory of power units, control systems and transmission systems
  • Programming and understanding safe load indicators and duties charts
  • Relevant legislation, statutory regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Safe slinging and an understanding of the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear
  • Structural strength, including the effect of shock loading, stability and load displacement

Course Delivery

Please note that this CPCS category is usually deemed to be ‘Off Centre’ so the course can be taken as a dedicated course at your own site but will from time to time have open course dates. Please check for open courses in the category when the dates button appears, or for more general help or further information please send an enquiry to

Trainer Course Title Days Price ex. VAT
H826CH CPCS Training (A02) - Crawler Crane - Experienced Worker 3 £1260.00
CPCS Training (A02) - Crawler Crane - Foundation/Novice 4 - 6 from £1885.00
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