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CPCS A66 Compact Crane

Course Objective:


To provide thorough theory and practical training in the role of the Compact Crane Operator, enabling candidates to competently and safely carry out the role with a view to confidently achieving the relevant CPCS Theory and Practical tests.


A66 Compact Crane Training Course Content:


- Configure and set Crane for Travel

- Travel the crane to the work area

- Manoeuvre the crane in confined spaces

- Configure the crane for lifting duties

- Programme/Set up rated capacity indicators or load moment indicators for lifting duties

- Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads

- Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable)

- Explain the function, use and limitations of jib extensions

- Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services

- Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing or steering capabilities of the crane

- Accurately place loads

- Minimise the swinging of loads

- Comply with signals and instructions

- Move loads through machine travel (relevant endorsements only)

- List different types of lifting accessories compatible with compact cranes, and explain the limitations of slinging with compact cranes

- Carry our plant equipment shut down and securing procedures

- Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting , procedures for lifting and/or towing


Prior Requirement / Prerequisites:


In order to be eligible to undertake CPCS Compact Crane testing, candidates must have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) touch-screen-test within 2 years.




A: Static-Stabiliser

B: Mobile Industrial

C: Luffing Static Duties

D: 360 - Pick and Carry




The duration of this course is subject to a variety of factors including candidate experience and prior tuition received, delegate numbers, site restrictions etc. Given this, TUTS don't adopt a 'one size fits all' approach to our course delivery. Please speak to one of our trusted advisors to determine a delivery package that's specific to you and/or your business.  


Delivery Location(s):


- Customer Site (Training Only)

- Customer Site (Training & Testing) - Site must adhere to CPCS specifications

- Corby, Northamptonshire (Training & Testing)

- Cannock, Staffordshire (Training & Testing)

- Birmingham, Midlands (Training & Testing)

- Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Training & Testing)

- Reading, Berkshire (Training & Testing)

- Falmouth, Cornwall (Training & Testing)


CITB Grant Available?


Yes - please speak to one of our advisors should you require any further information, what’s more TUTS will even assist in claiming any CITB grants available to you.


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