CPCS Crawler Crane

TypeExperienced & Novice

CPCS Crawler Crane Course Aims

This 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.

CPCS Crawler Crane Course Content

  •  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

Duration of Training

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.


A-  Now superseded by A66d

B-  Over 10 tonnes

 To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ – For more information on required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830

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