CPCS Compact Crane Training (A66)
The compact crane (often called a spider or mini crane) is a useful piece of equipment that can be used in many industries such as construction, maintenance, entertainment, and events. It is designed to be small and easy to move, making it perfect for use in small or crowded areas. Additionally, its ability to lift heavy loads makes it an asset for any job that requires lifting or moving large objects.
People who operate compact cranes need special training to do it safely. The CPCS A66 Compact Crane training course is designed for beginners and people who have some experience. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to take the CPCS tests and become a certified Compact Crane Operator.
Knowledge and Skills covered during your Compact Crane training will include:
- Health and safety regulations that apply to operating a compact crane
- Safe operation techniques including hoisting, lowering, slewing, and luffing, and how to execute a range of different lifts
- Site safety and load management
- Maintenance including daily checks and inspection procedures
- Communication with site personnel to ensure a safe and efficient working environment
Foundation training courses are for beginners and those with some experience. These courses run over 4 days.
If you are more experienced in operating compact cranes, we can offer a 2-day course. Please call a member of our team to book this course.
Mandatory entry requirements
- Hold the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test, passed no more than two years before the course start date
- Good understanding of spoken and written English.