CPCS A66 Compact Crane Novice

The CPCS A66 Compact Crane Novice course is suitable for novice operators who have never used an compact crane before and are looking to obtain the CPCS Red Card.

This CPCS course covers both practical and theoretical aspects to operating a compact crane (mini crane), with the CPCS technical test at the end.

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    CPCS A66 Compact Crane Novice Course Agenda

    • Pre-use checks and preparation for work
    • Operate the crane safely and productively
    • Respond to the recognised signals for controlling crane operations
    • Decide whether a particular load is within the capacity of the crane
    • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
    • Understand the capabilities of the equipment and any relevant safety precautions, including the out-of-service procedure
    • Operate safe-load indicators and overload warning devices
    • Understand the effect of the working radius on the lifting capacity of the machine
    • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of lifting gear, security and balance of load
    • Observe the statutory regulations in respect of lifting equipment and the operator’s own legal responsibilities


    This is a 3 day course

    CPCS A66 Compact Crane Novice Course Assessment

    Candidates will take a verbal theory test, and complete a practical assessment. Successful candidates will receive a 2 Year CPCS Category A66 Red Trained Operator License.

    Who Should Attend?

    This CPCS course is suitable for novice operators who have little or no experience for the A66 Compact Crane and are looking to obtain the CPCS Red Card.

    Further Training

    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.


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