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CPCS A62 Crane Lift Supervisor Course

February 20, 2023 - February 22, 2023 | Please contact us for details

A62 Lift Supervisor Course

Venue: Head office, Ashmead Road, Keynsham, Bristol.

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


Candidates must have a valid CITB Specialist Supervisors level Health, Safety and Environment test prior to attending passed within the last two years. Please see the CITB website for more details: http://www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/health-safety-environment-test/

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

Candidates must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

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
  • 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


2 days of training and 1 day of testing, covering both the theory and practical test elements.  These tests are taken individually – a one hour verbal theory test and a one hour forty minute practical test with a mobile crane. Due to individual testing the test day may be non-consecutive.


Successful candidates will be issued with a two year red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the Crane Supervisor category.

Next Steps

To obtain a 5 year blue Competent Operator card in this category, candidates must register for and complete the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts. They may also choose to extend their knowledge further by taking a CPCS A61 course, enabling them to work as an Appointed Person


February 20, 2023
February 22, 2023
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Sparrow Training Solutions
0117 937 6690
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Sparrow Crane Hire Ltd
Ashmead Road, Keynsham
Bristol, BS31 1SX United Kingdom
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