CPCS (A62) Training – Crane Supervisor Course

This category of Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) training course is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and Slinger Signallers who supervise lifting operations. The course aims to instruct delegates how to safely supervise a lifting operation to ensure compliance with the law and secure the health and safety of all employees and of those who may be affected by their actions.

Experienced Worker CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor courses are available for those who have 2 or more years’ constant and recent experience in their role supervising lifting operations. The Foundation course is most suited to those with less than 2 years’ experience in the role.

Successful candidates will receive the CPCS Red Card (Trained Operator) endorsed with the Crane Supervisor category. This is valid for 2 years per category; within this time, you must complete your NVQ to convert from the Red CPCS card to the Blue CPCS card. The Blue card is valid for 5 years.

It is also possible to apply for a combined Slinger Signaller (CPCS A40) and Lifting Operations Crane Supervisor Course – novice operators with less than 2 years’ experience are eligible to apply. This will enable operators to receive CPCS certification and endorsement for both CPCS courses on their red CPCS card.

Please note that candidates must have successfully completed The Health Safety & Environment test for Specialist Supervisors within the past two years.

Private individuals looking to undertake this course should read our guidelines for CPCS Training and the Private Individual before applying.

CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor Course Detail

This CPCS crane supervisor training course provides thorough training to those supervising lifting operations and covers legislation controlling crane operations, including the LOLER and PUWER Regulations, the HASAWA and the British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

This CPCS A62 crane supervisor course includes the following elements:

  • Relevant legislation and Codes of Practice pertaining to the role of Crane Supervisor
  • Roles and responsibilities of this role, as well as other related roles
  • Appreciation of cranes types, capabilities and limitations. This includes commonly used terminology relating to crane use.
  • Different types of lifting accessories and how they are used
  • Crane at stability, safe loading and Safe Load indicators
  • Planning a lifting operation and preparing the lift site
  • Maintenance, inspections and thorough examination for lifting equipment and accessories
  • Slinging techniques for given loads
  • Communication methods for a range of lifting purposes
  • Controlling lift operations from a given lift plan
  • How to identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting operations

All CPCS course experience level variants end with the CPCS Theory and Practical Test.

CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor Course Delivery

Please check the Dates section for open courses in the CPCS (A62) Crane Supervisor Training category, or for more general help or further information please send an enquiry to  

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