CPCS Tower Crane A04

Cost: £2,940 no VAT charged
Locations: Norfolk
Duration: 9 days
Dates: Various
Funding:See Grants and funding below

This course is for people with limited or no experience of using tower cranes. 

It teaches you how to operate a tower crane safely and productively.

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

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Course content

  • Operate the tower 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
  • Secure, check and maintain counterweights effectively
  • Gauge the effect of shock loading on structural strength and stability
  • 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.

Teaching and assessment 

  • 8 days training - classroom lessons and practical exercises
  • 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests

Qualifications you gain

  • CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests.
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

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.
  • Comfortable working at heights. If you have no experience of working at heights, you can try out climbing one of our cranes before you book. Call us on 0344 994 4433 for more information.

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

The following grants are available for employers to fund their workers on this course:

Further training

After gaining experience on site, you must complete a NVQ/SVQ level 2 within 2 years to get the CPCS competent operator card (blue card).

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

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