skip to main content
National Training Centres National Training Centres

Our Courses

Delivering training services for the Built Environment and Utility sectors since 2004, we operate from our purpose-built training facilities and regional offices located in Southeast London, the East Midlands and West Yorkshire, with the use of over 100 training centres nationwide.

Contact Us

CPCS Mobile Crane (A60)


In use extensively on construction projects and sites across the world, tower and mobile cranes are a mainstay in building works, transporting goods, lifting apparatus and moving materials. Relatively simple to operate with training, they are commonly out on hire for various projects.

They do, however, present two main safety concerns:

  • Crane collapse – creating significant potential for multiple fatal injuries, on and off-site
  • Load falling – a cause of death and significant injury from falling, heavy materials, debris and equipment

Workers and others in the vicinity have also been struck by moving loads, cranes contacting overhead conductors and colliding with each other. So while simple in operation, the safety concerns and considerations are many. It is therefore critical that only trained operatives man a mobile crane and that experience, knowledge, and skill are pivotal to their training.

This CPCS Mobile Crane A60 training gives delegates the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to identify and eliminate any bad habits in the safe operation of a Mobile Crane.

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 Mobile 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 course s 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 coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a question and answer paper and practical assessment to follow. They must pass the theory and practical test to qualify for the CPCS Red Card Mobile Crane. 

Course Programme

This training is for Plant Operators who need comprehensive training to operate a mobile crane. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, documentation, and classifications. 

Delegates need to inform us which endorsements they require training on at the time of booking. Endorsements are as follows:

  • A60A – Blocked Duties only – minimum of 4 outriggers extended to carry out lifting  
  • A60B – Pick and Carry duties only – able to travel with suspended load using forward to reserve direction 
  • A60C – All Duties – able to perform duties of the block, and pick and carry

The course content includes:

  • All pre-use checks
  • Configuring and setting a mobile crane for travel (site and highway)
  • Travelling the mobile crane to an area of work
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Configuring the mobile crane for lifting duties
  • Deploying outriggers to specification (where applicable)
  • Explaining the action to take for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Programming and setting up Rated Capacity Indicators for lifting duties
  • Lifting various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a mobile crane
  • Accurately placing loads
  • Changing falls of rope on a hook block
  • Minimising load swinging
  • Moving loads through machine travel (where applicable)
  • Maintaining safe working situations
  • Complying with signals and instructions
  • Explaining rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting fly jibs or boom extensions
  • Dismantling the mobile crane in preparation for movement
  • Carrying out shut down and securing procedures of a mobile crane
On Completion

Delegates will receive the CPCS Red Card (Trained Operator) for  Mobile Crane A60 and their chosen endorsement, valid for two years.

Who Should Attend?

The CPCS Mobile Crane A60 course is for Plant Operators responsible for lifting operations on-site.

Course Duration

This comprehensive course trains delegates to become a Mobile Crane Operator. The training options vary to accommodate novices and seasoned delegates:

  • Novice training – eight days with a maximum of two delegates 
  • Prep and Test  – two-days, day-one for training and day-two for testing with a maximum of one delegate
  • Test Only - one-day for a maximum of one delegate

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

Delegates need to inform us which endorsements they require training on at the time of booking. Endorsements are as follows:

  • A60A – Blocked Duties only – minimum of 4 outriggers extended to carry out lifting  
  • A60B – Pick and Carry duties only – able to travel with suspended load using forward to reserve direction 
  • A60C – All Duties – able to perform duties of the block, and pick and carry

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

This CPCS Certified 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.

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 per category, and within this time, they must complete t he NVQ to convert from the Red CPCS card to the Blue CPCS card, which is valid for five years.

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

The Construction card has the CSCS logo and is recognised on construction sites. You gain a trained 2-year operator card and then require to complete an NVQ to earn a 5-Year Competent card. The traditional card is 5 years and is used more for related industries or self-owned firms.

NOCN’s online card checker can be used to check a CPCS card. Please note to make a valid search, you must enter two items of information, one of which must be Individual ID/Registration Number or National Insurance Number. For example: Surname & Card Number, Surname & NI Number, DOB & Card Number, or DOB and NI Number.

National Coverage

Over 100+ training centres nationwide, with 150+ technical trainers, delivering upwards of 250+ courses to over 40,000+ delegates each year. Thats why we're the UK's trusted training provider.

Industry Insights Report

Industry Insights Report

Join one of the industry’s largest benchmark and insight reports.

Industry Insights Report