CPCS Crawler Crane over 10 tonnes

Course Code: A02B – Download Course Details

Foundation training and assessment enables candidates to safely operate and maintain Crawler Cranes. Suitable for present and prospective operators who have received no formal instruction, as well as candidates wishing to refresh their crawler crane skills.

Course structure:

  • Operating the crane safely and productively
  • Responding to recognised crane signals accurately
  • Positioning the crane correctly
  • Altering  jib lengths and associated safety devices
  • Carrying out routine maintenance and making minor adjustments
  • Understanding  safe-load indicators and duties charts
  • Identify the basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
  • Programming safe-load indicators
  • Understanding the effects of radius change on the safe working capacity
  • Observing the statutory regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Gauging the effect of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
  • Recognising the principles of safe slinging and the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear.

Entry requirements:

Before enrolling on the course:

  • You must have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course.
  • You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Assessment and exams:

You will be assessed through both theory and practical tests.


When you successfully complete the course you will be awarded:

  • CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests).
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

 After successfully completing the course you may also want to consider:

  • CPCS Blue Competent Operator card
  • Crane Supervisor course
  • Appointed Person course
  • Slinger/Signaller course

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