CPCS A04 TOWER CRANE COURSE

COURSE AIM

This A04 Tower Crane course will allow candidates’ to competently and safely carry out the role, alongside passing the CPCS Practical and Theory tests.

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 and place the crane into service.
  • Explain procedures that must be taken if assessing the jib for inspection and maintenance purposes.
  • Configure the crane for lifting duties.
  • Explain the reasons for changing the number of falls of rope.
  • Explain actions required for hazards and overhead services.
  • Programme/set-up rated capacity indicators and/or other load/distance 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.
  • Move loads through machine travel and comply with signals and instructions.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Carry out out-of-service and securing procedures.

DURATION OF TRAINING

See Training Guidance

TEST

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
These tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • CITB health, safety and environment test passed no more than two years before the course start date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.
  • Can undertake pre-start, running checks and shut down procedures in accordance with the manufacturers’ handbook.
  • Ability to travel in a forward/reverse direction, through restrictions, confined areas, on level ground, undulating ground and substantial inclines, including hill start procedures.
  • Can configure dumpers to receive and discharge loads.
  • You will need to revise the theory questions before the course.

LOCATION

Your Own Venue (Must meet CPCS specifications)

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