CPCS A62 Crane Supervisor

The Crane Supervisor - CPCS Code A62 course will train you to:

ensure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to understand the appointed person’s role and crane supervisor responsibilities.


The course and assessment covers:

  • Explaining the duties, responsibilities and limitations of an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Coordinator, a Crane Operator, a Slinger Signaler, a Crane Erector, and Maintenance Personnel;
  • Stating requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties;
  • Explaining maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories;
  • Stating the requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment;
  • Explaining additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height;
  • Explaining the function and use of, RCIs and anti-collision systems;
  • Describing the setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment;
  • Listing different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications;
  • Verifying sling angles and sizes;
  • Explaining the slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose; Verifying appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement;
  • Confirming weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads in accordance with a given method statement;
  • Describing and demonstrating the different types of communication methods for lifting purposes;
  • Communicating the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation;
  • Reporting and explaining positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person;
  • Evaluating and explaining how environmental factors and the surrounding area external to the lift zone can affect the planned lifting operation;
  • Preparing an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes for before, during and after the lift; Marking the position of lifting equipment according to a given plan;
  • Verifying potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings;
  • Confirming personnel requirements to meet the lift plan; Confirming lifting equipment configurations from given plans;
  • Controlling a lifting operation using a given lifting plan.