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Non-CPCS Mobile Crane Operator Refresher

This course provides an opportunity to look back over the theory of the Lift Supervisor course and ensure that knowledge is current and in-date.

Who is it for?

-This course is aimed at individuals who have undertaken previous Mobile Crane Operator training.

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

Course Content

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
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories, types of accessories and use
  • Sling angles
  • Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc)
  • Rigging and De-rigging of cranes according to written instructions
  • Configuring cranes according to work specifications
  • Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller
  • Controlling load movement
  • Routine maintenance
  • Use of crane on free on wheels duties (if required)
  • Use of crane on pick and carry duties (if required)



The duration of the course is variable dependent on the number of candidates and their prior experience. It is usually taught on the customer’s crane, on their site. Please call for more details.


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

Next Steps

Upon expiry of the certification, candidates may return to complete another refresher. They may also choose to extend their knowledge and skills by taking a Lift Supervisor or Appointed Person course.