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Non-CPCS Crane Lift Supervisor

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with sufficient underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the Crane Lift Supervisor.

Who is it for?

-This course is aimed at individuals who are required to supervise safe systems of work using lifting equipment such as mobile cranes.

-It is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some basic experience of working with lifting equipment, particularly mobile cranes.

-Candidates must have a good understanding of written and spoken English (link to example text)

Course Content

Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to understand and follow safe

systems of work for basic and standard lifting operations including risk assessments and method


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



One day theory training suitable for candidates who are already experienced in working with cranes.


Candidates will be issued with a Crane Lift Supervisor certificate and photo card with a three year expiry date.

Next Steps

Candidates can attend refresher training upon expiry in order to renew their certification. If they are looking at moving into the planning of lifts, they may choose to attend a 2 day Non-CPCS Appointed Person course.