This A02 Crawler Crane training course will allow candidates’ to competently and safely carry out the role, alongside passing the CPCS Practical and Theory tests.
- Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
- Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, as well as with 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.
- Prepare the crane for lifting duties.
- Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting a lattice-type extension.
- Describe 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.
- 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.
Exams & Tests
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.
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