This course is for those who are required to supervise cranes on site. It is a legal requirement that those who are responsible for crane supervision should receive suitable and sufficient training.

The course covers the following;

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger Signaller, a Crane Erector and maintenance personnel
  • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and codes of practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height
  • Explain maintenance, inspections, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts
  • Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems
  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
  • Verify  sling sizes and angles
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
  • Verify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement
  • Confirm  weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads in accordance with a given method statement
  • Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
  • Communicate the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation
  • Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person
  • Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using given lifting scenarios
  • Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area, external to the lift zone, can affect the planned lifting operation
  • Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes before, during and after the lift
  • Mark the position of lifting equipment according to a given lift plan
  • Verify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
  • Confirm personnel requirements to meet the lift plan
  • Mark the position of lifting accessories and prepare load spreading systems as required
  • Confirm lifting equipment configurations from given plans
  • Control a lifting operation using a given lift plan

Trained operators must pass both the CPCS theory test and the practical test to achieve the red card.

 Start Dates:  Please call 0208 507 7288 or email info@lctve.co.uk for dates
Course  & Qualification: CPCS Crane Supervisor (Red Card)
Duration:  4 days
Price: £700

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