CPCS Slinger/Signaller (A40)

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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 6th Jan, Tue 7th Jan, Wed 8th Jan, Thu 9th JanDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 6th Jan, Thu 9th JanDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Stratford Upon Avon

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 6th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 13th Jan, Tue 14th Jan, Wed 15th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Mon 13th Jan, Wed 15th JanDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 13th Jan, Tue 14th Jan, Wed 15th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Mon 13th Jan, Wed 15th JanDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 15th Jan, Thu 16th Jan, Fri 17th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller B: Static Duties - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 15th Jan, Thu 16th Jan, Fri 17th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller B: Static Duties - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 20th Jan, Tue 21st Jan, Wed 22nd JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Stratford Upon Avon

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 20th JanDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 27th Jan, Tue 28th Jan, Wed 29th Jan, Thu 30th JanDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Mon 27th Jan, Tue 28th JanDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 3rd Feb, Tue 4th Feb, Wed 5th Feb, Thu 6th FebDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 10th Feb, Tue 11th Feb, Wed 12th Feb, Thu 13th FebDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Tue 11th Feb, Wed 12th Feb, Thu 13th FebDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Tue 11th Feb, Thu 13th FebDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Tue 11th Feb, Wed 12th Feb, Thu 13th FebDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Tue 11th Feb, Thu 13th FebDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 17th Feb, Tue 18th Feb, Wed 19th FebDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller B: Static Duties - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 19th Feb, Thu 20th Feb, Fri 21st FebDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 2nd Mar, Tue 3rd Mar, Wed 4th MarDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Mon 2nd Mar, Wed 4th MarDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 2nd Mar, Tue 3rd Mar, Wed 4th MarDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Mon 2nd Mar, Wed 4th MarDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller B: Static Duties - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 4th Mar, Thu 5th Mar, Fri 6th MarDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Doncaster

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 16th Mar, Tue 17th Mar, Wed 18th Mar, Thu 19th MarDuration: 4 days course not including lunch
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Warwickshire

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller B: Static Duties - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 16th Mar, Tue 17th Mar, Wed 18th MarDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 23rd Mar, Tue 24th Mar, Wed 25th MarDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Tue 7th Apr, Wed 8th Apr, Thu 9th AprDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Tue 7th Apr, Thu 9th AprDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Tue 7th Apr, Wed 8th Apr, Thu 9th AprDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
2 Place(s) Left£795.00Ex. VATAdd to basket

Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Tue 7th Apr, Thu 9th AprDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 27th Apr, Tue 28th Apr, Wed 29th AprDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 13th May, Thu 14th May, Fri 15th MayDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Wed 13th May, Fri 15th MayDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 13th May, Thu 14th May, Fri 15th MayDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
2 Place(s) Left£795.00Ex. VATAdd to basket

Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Wed 13th May, Fri 15th MayDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 18th May, Tue 19th May, Wed 20th MayDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 8th Jun, Tue 9th Jun, Wed 10th JunDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 10th Jun, Thu 11th Jun, Fri 12th JunDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Wed 10th Jun, Fri 12th JunDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 10th Jun, Thu 11th Jun, Fri 12th JunDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Corby, Northampton

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller D: Excavator - ExperiencedDate(s) of course: Wed 10th Jun, Fri 12th JunDuration: 2 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 13th Jul, Tue 14th Jul, Wed 15th JulDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 5th Aug, Thu 6th Aug, Fri 7th AugDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 7th Sep, Tue 8th Sep, Wed 9th SepDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 14th Oct, Thu 15th Oct, Fri 16th OctDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Wed 11th Nov, Thu 12th Nov, Fri 13th NovDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Farnham, Surrey

Course name: CPCS (A40) Slinger/Signaller A: All Types - FoundationDate(s) of course: Mon 14th Dec, Tue 15th Dec, Wed 16th DecDuration: 3 days course not including lunch
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Overview

The CPCS Slinger/Signaller (A40) category of plant training and testing teaches the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to slinging and signalling any type of crane. Earning you your red CPCS trained operator card.

What CPCS Course Do You Need?

Most delegates looking for a CPCS course have an idea of the category they need, usually it is a requirements of the work they are undertaking or about to undertake.
If you have any doubts about the qualification/category you need please speak with your manager or the company you are about to begin work with, we cannot specify the category you need.

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

The CPCS covers a large range of plant categories, the Construction Plant Competence Scheme uses both practical and written assessments to ensure you are competent in your chosen category. These assessments are taken at the end of your training.

  1. Pass your Health, Safety and Environment Test (click here to book your test through the CITB).
  2. Attend training days in your chosen category.
  3. At the end of your training, complete your category assessments (assessment fee's are included in your course price).
  4. Receive your Trained Operator (red) or Competent Operator (blue) card.

Red or Blue Card

You can start working within your chosen category once you have earned the Red (trained operator) card. The card confirms the core skills, knowledge and understanding required, however a newly trained operator will still require full and close supervision until deemed sufficiently experienced to without supervision.

Red Card
Each category on your red card will have it's own 2 year expiry date the card itself has no expiry. During the 2 years you can upgrade to the Blue (competent operator) card.
Your Red card is not renewable, this is to ensure progression towards your competent card.

Blue Card
To earn your Blue card you must meet the requirements of the Red plus complete an NVQ or SVQ in your category.
Your Blue card will last for 5 years, each category on the card will have the expiry of the card itself. You will have to renew your card within the 5 years.

Costs

Novice to Trained Operator (including assessment fee's) from £995+vat per person.
Experienced to Trained Operator (including assessment fee's) from £695+vat per person.
NVQ upgrade from Red to Blue (competent) card from £750+vat per person.

Grants

This course may be eligible for 1 or more CITB grants.

CPCS technical test theory grant
You can claim this grant when your employees pass the theory part of their CPCS technical test (£60 per test).
For full information click here.

CPCS technical test practical grant
You can claim this grant when your employees pass the practical part of their CPCS technical test (£240 for category A40).
For full information click here.

CPCS blue card upgrade grant
You can claim this grant when your employee gains a new plant unit of an NVQ or SVQ. The unit must be a category being added to their blue card (£300 per category).
For full information click here.

Course Content

  • The nature of the sector of industry and your role and responsibilities as a slinger/signaller.
  • The purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology.
  • Manufacturers requirements as per technical data, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting equipment (relevant to the endorsement) and identify non-serviceable accessories.
  • Identify specialist lifting accessories relevant to the endorsement.
  • Explain when additional skills and knowledge for lifting operations may be required.
  • Procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service.
  • Confirm methods of communication with the machine operator.
  • Identify centres of gravity and weights of loads.
  • Prepare and ready the area of operation and maintain exclusion zones.
  • Choose the relevant lifting accessory for a given load.
  • Explain actions required for hazards including underground and overhead services.
  • Secure and detach various types of load to the requisite lifting hooks using the relevant lifting accessory and procedures.
  • Ensure load balance, security and integrity.
  • Guide and control the movement of loads to different types of location.
  • Explain the importance and locations of positions of safety for a slinger and other personnel.
  • Use and comply with a range of communication procedures.
  • Provide directions where the machine operator cannot observe the full path of the load.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Assess and confirm that the area for machine movement is suitable for manoeuvring activities and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties.
  • Control loads during pick-and-carry duties (endorsement A, D and E).
  • Carry out out-of-service, storing and securing procedures.

Course Details

The CPCS Slinger/Signaller (A40) course is available to individuals and groups at centres Nationwide. You can choose:

  • To attend your training only, and earn an in-house certificate.
  • Attend the assessments only, for those with experience looking to gain their card.
  • Attend both the training and CPCS assessments to earn your Red card, perfect for novices.
  • Attend your training, CPCS assessments and NVQ/SVQ to earn your Blue card.

Prerequisites

To attend the Slinger/Signaller course you must have taken and passed your Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years.
We offer courses aimed at both novice and experienced operators. Your competency in this respect is self assessed.

Novice
The novice course is run over more days and includes more training to prepare you for your assessments.

Experienced
The experienced course will be shorter with less/no training and assumes you have experience within the category.
If you would like to discuss your ideal course or are unsure if you should take the novice or experienced course please call our team.

CPCS Course Locations - Plant training map of locations

Endorsements

A40A = All types - All duties
A40B = All types - Static duties
A40C = Knuckle boom - Static duties only
A40D = Excavator only
A40E = Lift truck only

Locations

  • Essex
  • Farnham, Surrey
  • Leeds
  • Maidenhead
  • Newcastle
  • Northampton

Booking Your Course

Unfortunately we don't hold many open course dates, because of the range of categories available we keep dates free so that we can fill them by request.
If you can't find a convenient location or date, call us or chat online and we can arrange courses for individuals and groups. Discuss your needs with our team and they will offer advice and provide dates for you to choose from.

Novice to Trained Operator (including assessment fee's) from £995+vat per person.
Experienced to Trained Operator (including assessment fee's) from £695+vat per person.
NVQ upgrade from Red to Blue (competent) card from £750+vat per person.

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CPCS Slinger/Signaller (A40) Locations

Corby, Northampton

Our most popular CPCS location with over 40 categories offered, if you don't see the category you need advertised chat with our team online for details and possible course dates.

We have open course dates scheduled for our most popular categories with regular low cost dates for experienced and novice operators.

CPCS Course Locations - Plant training map of locations

Essex

Training centres in Rainham and Ongar in Essex offering a wide range of CPCS courses, unfortunately we don't offer open courses at these locations, instead we schedule courses based on enquiries. So get in touch with the training team for them to schedule your category at a convenient date.

Farnham, Surrey

Open CPCS course dates available in Farnham near the M3. If you can't see a date for the CPCS category you are looking for please contact our team so we can put a date on for you. Small groups, expert training and regular courses.

Leeds

Our Leeds centre offers a range of CPCS categories including, excavator, tractor, appointed person, dumper, mobile crane and more. If you require CPCS training in Leeds contact our team for possible dates and prices.

Maidenhead

We offer over 40 categories of CPCS at our Maidenhead venue, we schedule courses based on requirements so call us with your category and when you'd like the training and we can organise your course for you.

Newcastle

Both CPCS accredited and inhouse approved plant training courses available in Newcastle.

Course FAQs for CPCS Slinger/Signaller (A40)

My red card is about to expire, what do I do?

As the red card isn’t renewable, you should upgrade to the blue card. You can do this in 2 steps:

  1. You need to have passed the Health, Safety and Environment test (more info) within the last 2 years.
  2. Complete the relevant NVQ for your category.

Once complete, you can apply for your blue card.

How long does my CPCS card last for?

Red Trained Operator Card
Each category on your red card will have it’s own 2 year expiry date the card itself has no expiry. During the 2 years you can upgrade to the Blue (competent operator) card.

Your Red card is not renewable, this is to ensure progression towards your competent card. However if you register for an NVQ within the grace period (normally 12 months after expiry) you can apply for a grace period.

Blue Competent Operator Card
To earn your Blue card you must meet the requirements of the Red plus complete an NVQ or SVQ in your category.
Your Blue card will last for 5 years, each category on the card will have the expiry of the card itself. You will have to renew your card within the 5 years.

If you have kept a logbook of 300 hours of work on in your category you can renew with a simple test. If not you can renew through practical tests and on site assessments.

Do I need anything to attend this course?

You’ll need to have completed the Health, Safety and Environment test (info from CITB here) within the last 2 years.

Also to attend the course you will need to bring your own PPE, for a full list or more details on the PPE required just ask the PSS training team.

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