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CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course description.

Course Description

Is the Crawler Crane A02 course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). Visit CPCS web site

What is the CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course?

Category: Plant-Operations

Level: Beginner

The CPCS Crawler Crane A02 course

How long is the CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 certificate valid for?

The CPCS Crawler Crane A02 course certificate has 2 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course designed for?

The CPCS Crawler Crane A02 course aims to provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Crawler Crane. This enables the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

What subjects does the CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course cover?

  •  Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  •  Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  •  Undertake all pre-use checks
  •  Configure and ready for travel
  •  Travel the crane to an area of work
  •  Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  •  Configure the crane for lifting duties
  •  Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting a lattice-type extension
  •  Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  •  Programme/set-up rated capacity indicators for lifting duties
  •  Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane
  •  Accurately place loads, Minimise the swinging of loads
  •  Change falls of rope on a hook block 
  •  Move loads through machine travel and comply with signals and instructions
  •  Maintain safe working situations
  •  Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties
  •  Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  •  Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

How is the CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course assessed?

This course is for people with limited or no experience of operating a crawler crane.

It teaches you how to operate and maintain a crawler crane safely.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical test at the end.

CPCS - Crawler Crane A02 course dates and locations