CPCS A62 Crane Lift Supervisor - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

CPCS A62 is addressed to all those who want to become lift supervisors.

This course is aimed at individuals working on sites that require employees to have a CPCS card. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to supervise safe systems of work using risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice – BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duties charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Types of lifting accessories and safe use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles and the affect on SWL
  • Methods of communication
  • Proximity hazards
  • Preparing a lift site in accordance with the AP’s safe system of work

Assessment Methods

  • Three days of training (theory and practical training)
  • Theory and practical test

Progression Options

After gaining experience on site, candidates must complete a Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts, to obtain the CPCS competent operator card (blue card).

Course Summary

Course Title CPCS A62 Crane Lift Supervisor
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