Appointed person (lift planner) course (June 2020)

Appointed person (lift planner) course (June 2020)

We are running 5 day CPCS Appointed person (A61) course, which involves 4 consecutive days training from Tuesday to Friday, with CPCS technical test on the following Monday. This course is designed for people appointed to plan and manage lifting operations on site. If the A40 slinger/signaller category is already held under CPCS, then the Crane Supervisor endorsement is also issued upon successful completion of the course. Please get in touch to reserve a place. Spaces are limited to 4 delegates per course (owing to social distancing measures). Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an appointed person will be able to: Legislative and regulative State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, codes of practice, guidance and good practice documentation that relate to all types of lifting duties Explain the duties and responsibilities of those involved in a lifting operation including: an appointed person, a lifting operations supervisor, a lift co-ordinator, a machine operator, a slinger, a signaller, a lifting equipment installer/erector and maintenance personnel Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts Describe the lighting requirements for in and out of service conditions for lifting equipment State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons Lifting equipment Identify different types of lifting equipment, and explain capabilities and limitations of each for given lifting operations Outline pre-use checks requirements for lifting equipment and accessories Explain maintenance inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifting operations Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes...
360 Excavator training – full foundation course (June 2021)

360 Excavator training – full foundation course (June 2021)

We are running a CPCS tracked 360 excavator course (A59A). The course runs across ten days, on weekdays. This course is designed for new or novice operators and covers the basics in excavator operation and maintenance, with a CPCS technical test on the final day. Spaces are limited to 4 delegates (2 per machine). Outline Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 360 excavator will be able to: Roles and responsibilities • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s manual, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation • Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring   • Configure and set for travel (site and highway – where applicable) • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces • Manoeuvre in confined spaces Setting up for work • Configure and set for excavating duties • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services Working tasks   • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers • Grade, spread and level ground and materials • Attach and remove buckets • Lift, move and place a variety of slung loads (Endorsement C) • Travel with slung loads (Endorsement C) Shutting down • Carry out shut down and securing procedures • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine...
360 Excavator training – short duration course (June 2021)

360 Excavator training – short duration course (June 2021)

We are running a shortened CPCS tracked 360 excavator course (A59A) for semi -experienced operators. The course runs across 5 consecutive days with a CPCS technical test on the final day. Spaces are limited to 4 delegates (2 per machine). Please get in touch if you feel this route may be for you (01269 844155). Outline Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 360 excavator will be able to: Roles and responsibilities • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s manual, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation • Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring   • Configure and set for travel (site and highway – where applicable) • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces • Manoeuvre in confined spaces Setting up for work • Configure and set for excavating duties • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services Working tasks   • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers • Grade, spread and level ground and materials • Attach and remove buckets • Lift, move and place a variety of slung loads (Endorsement C) • Travel with slung loads (Endorsement C) Shutting down • Carry out shut down and securing procedures • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine...
Slinger/ Signaller training (all duties) (June 2021)

Slinger/ Signaller training (all duties) (June 2021)

We are running a 4 day CPCS (A40A) Slinger/ signaller (all duties) course. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 3 delegates. Please get in touch to reserve a place. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, a slinger/signaller will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a slinger/signaller Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of differing types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories, basic construction, uses and applications, characteristics and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s 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 accessories (relevant to the endorsement) and identify non-serviceable items Identify specialist lifting accessories relevant to the endorsement Explain when additional skills and knowledge for lifting operations may be required Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service Setting up for work Confirm methods of communication with the machine operator Identify centres of gravity and establish 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 Working tasks Secure and detach various types of load to the requisite lifting point 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 Accurately place loads Use and comply...
Loading Shovel Training (May 2021)

Loading Shovel Training (May 2021)

We are running a 5 day CPCS loading shovel course (A21). Spaces are limited to a maximum of 2 learners. This course covers the basics in shovel operation and maintenance, with a CPCS technical test on the final day. Please get in touch for more information. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the wheeled loading shovel will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and set for site and highway travel Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen Manoeuvre in confined spaces Setting up for work Configure and set for extraction and loading duties Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services Working tasks Extract differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources Form stockpiles of segregated materials and construct (temporary) ramps Sort and place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers Spread and level ground and materials Shutting down Carry out shut down and securing procedures Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine...
Mobile crane training (May 2021)

Mobile crane training (May 2021)

We are running a mobile crane course. This course is set over 10 days (weekdays, Monday to Friday). Spaces are limited to 2 delegates per course. There is an option to add the slinger/ signaller course as a bolt on, at a reduced rate. Please get in touch for further information. Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the mobile crane will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Explain all relevant documentation Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and set for travel (site and highway) Travel the crane to an area of work Manoeuvre in confined spaces Setting up for work Configure the crane for lifting duties Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable) Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services Working tasks Programme / set-up Rated Capacity Indicators for lifting duties Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane Accurately place loads Change falls of rope on a hook block Minimise the swinging of loads Move loads through machine travel (where applicable) Maintain safe working situations Comply with signals and instructions Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting fly jibs or boom extensions Completing work Dismantle the crane in preparation of movement Shutting down Carry out shut down and securing...
A77 Telescopic handler 360 slew (May 2021)

A77 Telescopic handler 360 slew (May 2021)

We are running a telescopic handler 360 slew course (A77) for experienced Telescopic Handler operators. No previous 360 slew experience is necessary, but maybe advantageous. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 2 learners. This is a 5 day course and includes the A17E – suspended loads category. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the telescoping handler will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Undertake and record all pre-use checks Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and ready for travel (site and highway) Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, on rough, undulating ground and inclines Manoeuvre in a limited space area with and without loads Arrange and follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads Setting up for work Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties in accordance with a given Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) Attach and remove various attachments Attach and remove hoist-rope attachments for the movement of suspended loads Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services Explain the basic principles of the slinging of loads, types of lifting accessories that can be used and the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine Explain...
Forward tipping dumper training (April 2021)

Forward tipping dumper training (April 2021)

A three day CPCS course on the forward tipping dumper (A09A).  Maximum of 3 learners. This is a course designed for novice operators. Please get in touch for more information. Discount available if course is in combination with a ride on roller. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the forward tipping dumper will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and ready for travel (site and highway) Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads Setting up for work Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services Position to receive loads Working tasks Comply with loading procedures Ensure load integrity and security Transfer loads to different locations Discharge loads into trenches and over edges Completing work Maintain safe and tidy working areas Shutting down Carry out shut down and securing procedures Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine...
Telescopic handler training (May 2021)

Telescopic handler training (May 2021)

A 5 day CPCS telescopic handler course. Spaces are limited to 2 delegates per course. This course covers the basics in telehandler operation and maintenance, with a CPCS technical test (A17C) on the final day. There is an option to add additional days to include training on the 360 tele handler (A77 ). Please get in touch for further information. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the telescopic handler will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Undertake all pre-use checks Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and ready for travel (site and highway) Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, where applicable, on rough, undulating ground and inclines. (excluding suspended loads) Manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E) Follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads (including suspended loads for endorsement E) Setting up for work Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties Attach and remove attachments, including forks, for the movement of units loads Attach and remove attachments and accessories for the movement of suspended loads Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services Follow given signals and instructions during work activities Working...
Crawler crane training (April 2021)

Crawler crane training (April 2021)

We are running a crawler crane course for experienced plant operators! This course is set over 5 week days (tues – mon). Spaces are limited to 2 delegates. Please get in touch for further information. Outcomes Through a combination of targeted training and experience, you will be able to: Roles and responsibilities Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator Preparing for work Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation Undertake all pre-use checks Travelling and manoeuvring Configure and ready for travel Travel the crane to an area of work Manoeuvre in confined spaces Setting up for work Configure the crane for lifting duties Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting a lattice-type extension Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services Working tasks Programme / set-up Rated Capacity Indicators (RCI) for lifting duties Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of a crane Accurately place loads Change falls of rope on a hook block Minimise the swinging of loads Move loads through machine travel Comply with signals and instructions Maintain safe working situations Completing work Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties Shutting down Carry out shut down and securing procedures Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine...