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CPCS Crane Supervisor Course (A62)


Lifting operations are vital in construction and commercial works, but they are high-risk areas of work and require specific training to ensure the safety of everyone involved. With various types of cranes, attachments and accessories to work with, and a different environment and landscape on every job, the role of a crane supervisor is critical to support the operator and others working with and around them.

This CPCS Crane Supervisor A62 training gives delegates the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in crane operation and compliance with the relevant law and legislation.

Course Outline

Through a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of lifting operations use while participating in practical plant operating activities, safety procedures, and best practices for crane use.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and we can tailor c ourses to fit your specific training needs, with the added flexibility provided by our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach to how we work.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers guide delegates through this course, completing the session with a theory test and practical assessment to follow. They must pass both to qualify for the CPCS Red Card Crane Supervisor.

Course Programme

This training is for Supervisors and Slinger Signallers who will be supervising lifting operations. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, documentation, and classifications. 

The course content includes:

  • An explanation of this A62 CPCS qualification and the role and responsibilities of a Crane Supervisor
  • All relevant legislation and laws of controlling crane operations
  • BS7121 & LOLER Regulations
  • Crane appreciation and awareness
  • Understanding crane stability
  • Identifying lifting accessories and attachments
  • How to conduct safe slinging
  • Selecting a mobile crane 
  • Learning signals and how to communicate them to others 
  • Understanding and interpreting Risk Assessments and Method statements 
  • Supervising a lifting scenario 
  • All theory and practical assessments for CPCS Red Card Crane Supervisor 
On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates can safely and competently supervise the lifting operations of a mobile crane on any given construction site.

Delegates will receive the CPCS Red Card (Trained Operator) endorsed with the Crane Supervisor A62 category, valid for two years.

Who Should Attend?

The CPCS Crane Supervisor A62 course is for Supervisors and Slinger Signallers who will be supervising lifting operations.

Course Duration

This comprehensive course trains delegates to safely and responsibly supervise crane operations on-site.

Novice training - four days with a maximum of six delegates 

Prep and Test – two-days with training on day-one and testing on day-two for a maximum of three delegates  

Test Only -  One-day for a maximum of three delegates

One-to-one and dedicated group training sessions are available. Please get in touch with the team to find out more.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

We have over 30 specialist Plant and Lifting trainers and assessors, coaching and testing nationwide to meet any specific needs of our clients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training categories.

Our facilities include six technical centres with the capacity for delivering Plant Training across the UK. And our national, accredited Training and Test Centres are fully equipped to provide CPCS and CSCS accredited courses. In addition, as an approved NPORS training provider, we can also offer on-site training and testing nationwide. 

Finally, as an Approved Training Organisation by CITB, we provide quality training that meets the industry-approved standards (ATO). 

Things You Need to Know

To participate, all delegates need to have passed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test for Operatives within the last two years. Photo identification is also required.

This CPCS Certifed course has practical elements. Delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues or special considerations that may create difficulties in participating.

Due to time restrictions, only three delegates can be assessed daily, resulting in some taking their CPCS Theory and Practical technical tests the following day. 

If you are a CITB Levy payer, you can claim a CITB Grant for this course. Once you have booked please contact us with your CITB number and we can assist you in claiming the funds.

Popular FAQ's

This card is valid for two years.

No, the training and testing for this category needs to be done at an accredited CPCS Test Centre.

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