Lifting Operations – Crane Supervisor

  • construction_courseFees £1250
  • construction_course3-4 Days

To get this card you need to (in this order):

- Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test for supervisor.

- Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)

- Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test).

Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an approved CPCS test centre. The test centre will apply for the card.

Content of the course


Days One and Two:

  • Site induction, CPCS explanation and expectations.
  • Relevant Health & Safety legislation.
  • Responsibilities of the Appointed Person.
  • British Standards BS: 7121
  • Crane appreciation and stability.
  • Explain the duties, responsibilities and limitations of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Crane Co-ordinator, a Slinger, a signaller, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel.
  • State requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties.
  • Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment.
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
  • Crane Stability.
  • Calculate slings and angles.
  • Control a lift operation with a lifting plan.
  • Confirm personnel requirements to meet the lift plan.
  • Marking the position of the lifting equipment.
  • Different types of cranes, and their uses.
  • Practice question papers.
  • Appreciation of different types of loads and hazards on site.
  • Risk assessments and method statements.
  • Procedures for supervising lifts.
  • Practical sequence.


Day three or Day four:

  • Your CPCS Practical & Theory Tests will either take place on day third or on day fourth depending on number of candidates on the course. You will not be required to attend on the day that your tests do not occur.


Pre-requisites and additional information

Delegates MUST have passed their CSCS Specialist Supervisor Test within the last 2 years (to the date of the actual CPCS tests). Delegates that arrive without a valid CSCS HSE pass will not be permitted to attend and will lose the full cost of the course.

Candidates must bring photo ID in order to take their CPCS tests.

Additional fees will be charged to re-arrange your tests for an alternative date.


Delegates also should already hold a CPCS A40 Slinger/Signaller Card.


Please note that if you do not pass the CPCS Theory Test then you are not permitted to attempt the CPCS Practical Test. Additional fees apply if re-tests are required.

Course Times

Approximately 7.45am – 5.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • provide identification for plant operators and those involved with plant operations by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications

  • raise health, safety and environment standards through a programme of Health, safety and environment testing to prove workers have met minimum standards

  • provide standards of learning and assessment to equip individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to seek employment within the industry

  • provide or improve employment prospects for individuals and experienced operators

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