360 lifting ops (A59C) explained

I’ve come across a fair bit of confusion resulting from the recent 360 lifting endorsement for excavator tests.

Here’s some information to help clarify.

New Blue Cards
If the candidate has achieved a Theory and a Practical test for A58/A59 A and/or B then lifting operations can be added to the card providing Practical A59C is achieved.

Existing Blue Card Holders with Technical Tests but prior to 09/07/12
Can be awarded Endorsement C on application.

Existing Blue Card Holders (No Technical Test)
Those that wish to add Endorsement C must also achieve the corresponding Theory Test.
A97 – Excavator 360 below tonnes – Lifting Operations Theory Only
A98 – Excavator 360 above 10 tonne – Lifting Operations Theory Only

Existing Red Card Holders – Post Technical Test
Can be awarded Endorsement C on application.

Existing Red Card Holders – No Technical Test
Those that wish to add Endorsement C must also achieve the corresponding CPCS Theory Test. They will also need to complete the Practical Lifting Operations element.
A97 – Excavator 360 below tonnes – Lifting Operations Theory
A97C – Excavator 360 below tonnes – Lifting Operations Practical
A98 – Excavator 360 above 10 tonne – Lifting Operations Theory
A98 – Excavator 360 above 10 tonne – Lifting Operations Practical

lifting ops cpcs


  1. Hi I’m looking to get my 360 ticket if poss. Could you email me details pls?how long it will take and costs please

  2. Good morning,
    I would like to ask if you know if there is any reason/legislation that you know of that prohibits the use of a 360 degree excavator to carry out lifting duties using self levelling forks,the type that is used for lifting packs of bricks/blocks.
    The reason i ask is that as a company we are checking if our labour force are sufficently covered under their current cpcs training cards for all types of lifting duties with a 360 degree excavator.

    Works Manager

  3. hi, I would like to get my 10 tonne and above excavator ticket, I got a fair bit of experience, please could you tell me the cost and how many days it would take , and available dates thank you

  4. hello just want to ask how much cost for lifting opreation for diggers thanks

  5. Hello Sion I’m currently a self employed brickie looking to try and get a 360 10ton ticket I have used the small machines
    On my own jobs ie.pulling out footings and moving and clearing I’m not saying I’m a expert by far but I would like to get my ticket and maybe go down this route can you advise me tell me how much and point me in the right direction cheers dave

  6. hi I would like to get my 360 rubber duck and or 360 tracked I have a fair bit of experience .I was wondering the cost and next dates ,would I need training also thanks a lot david

  7. I have to renewal my operator blue card and there is only a fact sheets on the questions I know it should be straight forward but I have been driving 360 for many years now and when it came to doing the test of 15 questions in 15 min and went back over them I only changed one answer and I failed and I did go over the fact sheet over and over I just found it absolutely ridiculous that I have to take the test in the first place as I did get a nvq when I got my blue card but apparently it is no good now as it was over 5r6 years ago when I got it what a waste of money is there any other way of taking the test plus its 35 pounds a rip of to be quite honest I don’t think I will pass it second time round

  8. hi sir,
    i have held a cpcs blue 10t and above ticket for some years now. how may i add endorsement C A98 to my current ticket?
    my registration number is 3****2.
    out of intrest, are there any other endorsements we operators need to be aware of?
    many thanks

  9. Want information on getting lifting certificate for 360 excavator.
    I have a cpcs blue card.
    Many thanks.

  10. I’am self employed contractor with a blue cpcs card with 360 excavator above and below 10 ton. I just been asked to produce a lifting cert. I had this when cpcs cards came in. we was ok at the start of the job. but 2 yrs later still on the same job. we never got ask for the new cpcs card. we missed the deadline so I lost all tickets for dozer, dragline, track shovel , and grader plus others. which has been a real pain. so I need keep on top of my tickets so can you tell me how do I get it what course do I need. if you need card no and address let me know and i’ll email them to you. I rang a few companies only for them to say don’t know cuz there as confused as me with this ticket. regards danny.

  11. hello i passed my 360 excavator test back in november 2013 and my 180 excavator way back in 2005 but havnt had a lift operations test on either. Could you please tell me how much this test would cost to cover boh catergories and available dates.

  12. Hi I am trying 2 get the right code for 360 rubber duck i have taken the test for 360 and have passed the modules but there is no code for 360 duck to put on form can you help pls thanks

  13. Hiya sion
    Have held a CPCS card for many years now, I have just been told by my employer that I need a 360 lifting cert. so I must do a theory test or can just apply for it as I have been driving 360 excavators for 25 years plus and using them as lifting appliances .
    Cheers Shaun
    Card number 003******/1

  14. hi sion I would like to add lilting opps to my blue card can you tell me how this would be and how long the course is for 10 tonnes and above my reg number is 001***** thanks tom

  15. Hey sion,
    I work as a landscaper and use 1.5 n 3 tonners most days but want to do the 10 ton and abovin im based in essex could you help me with prices and where an what id need thanks.

  16. Dear sion my cpcs 360 above and below 10 ten ton red card has run out 18 months ago due to no work.How ever before i gained my cpcs card i had 7 years of experience of 360 driving at forgemasters sheffield.Could you advise what i should do now

  17. Hey Sion,

    My registration number is 040300007

    Let me know what I can do as soon as possible.

  18. hi there, is there any possibility to erase the “below 10 ton” of my cpcs card ? as I’m currently have a blue cpcs 360 tracked and wheeled but I don’t want to drive mini diggers anymore
    regards, dan

  19. Hi im looking to get my lifting operations part i have a blue card iv got above and below 10 tonne tracked and wheeled my cpcs card number is 0******7 please can u email me the price and how id go about this iv been a cpcs card holder for 5 years +

  20. I have blue cpcs card above and below 10 ton my cpcs number is 01****2 what do I need to do to obtain lifting ops

  21. Hi, I hold a blue card for 360 excavators below & above 10 ton I done my NVQ I reckon about 2 years ago and I was wondering where I stand in regards to me getting my lifting ops. What do I need to do?. Thanks

  22. i’m taking technical test theory above 10 tonnes in the next few weeks I’ve just had the questions number one what is regarded as the danger or hazard zone during a lifting operation there is 26 questions I was wondering if you could send me the answers so I can learn them for my test I’ve been driving machines for 15 years my age is 62 can you help please thank you I appreciate it.

  23. Iam an experienced Wheeled digger and Tracked excavator operator and have been operating plant equipment for 35 years.
    I want to sit a “Technical test -Theory” for Excavator 360 above 10 tonnes- lifting A98 (A59)
    So that I can get the “Lifting” category added to my CPCS card.
    I have been sent out the above “Typical” questions that are likely to be asked but I am strugling to find “anywhere” I can look up and re-fresh on the answers to the quite difficultly worded questions.
    Have any of you found the answers to the questions on a website or publication that you can point me in the right direction to look up please ?
    Many thanks in advance for any help.
    Regards Tony.

  24. Hi i have been driving 360 for twenty years an went to take lifting op test an failed it how do i get answets to the questions to revise them please

  25. Do i still need a ticket if i had my licence since 1999

  26. Hi is there any revision notes for the lifting op
    Test I got my second blue card in November 2014 and would like to have it on my ticket …..Also how much would a rubber duck cost thanks for any reply.

  27. Hello, if a get 360 excavator above 10 tonnes it cover below 10 tonnes?on CPCS card is vritten only 360 excavator above 10 tonnes. Many Thanks

  28. Hi just passed my 10 ton and above excavator test a59a and a59c what is the maximum size machine I can operate??

  29. Hi
    Would you be able to let me know if I have to take a theory test for lifting pls my card number is *****

  30. Sorry it’s burrows

  31. Hi

    my Blue CPCS above 5T and below 5T run out in 2008 as i have been out of the country im planing on coming back to the uk in November can you advisewhat i have to do to renew them please,

  32. Hi,I passed my 360 ticket in 2013 and got my blue card 2015 I’m now told I need a lifting ops cert can you advise me on cost and how long it will take to get
    Regards Shaun

  33. Hi sion
    I held above and bellow 10t excavator citb licence from 1991-2011 when i let it run out. I need to get it back,could you please tell me what I have to to.
    Many thanks Tony.

  34. A have just done my cpcs 360 ticket above 10 ton would i be coverd to oprate a machine under 10ton

  35. Thanks Sion was just asking as on Friday when a got the paper work it just says 360 above 10 ton

  36. I passed my test back in 2006
    Got my blue card in 2007
    Do I need the lifting op
    Theory or Practical
    Test ?

  37. Hi avngot my red cpcs 360 above and below 10t and done my lifting ops qustions would i just need the pratical test or do the full liftings ops qustions

  38. Hi I have 360 above and below 10t blue card and require lifting op .my citb 1***** .what do I need to obtain this ?.
    Many thanks Andy

  39. Hello,i’v had my card since grandfather rights.what do I need to do to gain lifting ops.my card number is 00221455.

  40. Denis, I have sent you an email.

  41. Hi, I upgraded my CPCS to A59 last year and now I want to add lifting ops on it, it’s a red card at the moment, can you email me some prices

  42. How long does the lifting ops last

  43. Got npors above and below 10t digger ticket need lifting ops how do I get it and where.

  44. Hi there , what kind of test do I need to take to get the lifting opps added to my card , cheers rich
    Cpcs 00005585

  45. I have just renewed my blue cpcs card 360 and dumptruck my mate said I could get my lifting ops on grandfather rights I have been operating plant for 25 years

  46. They are the best forget the rest professional helpful friendly. If you need help with the nightmare that is CITB they are the people to go to

  47. I’m confused by a59c can I get a revision book ?

  48. Paddy. I have had my card since granfather rights, whate do i need to do to gain lifting ops on my blue competent operators card

  49. hi I have just taken my 360 track 10 tonne and above I have a cscs card green do I need to add the track and do I need a new card and if so how do I go about doing it thanks

  50. Hi I’ve had a blue ticket for many years above and below 10 tones how do I get my lifting options thanks

  51. Hi I’ve my blue competent operators card I have A58A and A59A on my card can I alternately apply for lifting ops on my card thanks Gary Gipson

  52. Hello been operating 360 excavator 38 years,had nvq when they started a second test for a company called Owen Pugh the problem is just renewed my blue card, and now told can not lift anything on site, only two years till I retirement just want to finish my time, with out the hassle can you please help

  53. Hi Guys

    What level of training would be required to operate the new battery powered ‘pick and carry’ cranes such as the JMG type?
    I assume these machines are subject to BS7121 also?

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