A60 Mobile Crane

The endorsements are:

A60A Mobile Crane  Blocked Duties only
A60B Mobile Crane – Pick-and-carry duties only
A60C Mobile Crane – All Duties

Course Aims

This course is for anyone who requires training in operating a Mobile Crane.

It is suitable for those who have not received any formal instruction.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to operate and maintain a Mobile Crane safely and productively.

Entry requirements

  • CITB Health, safety and environment test passed within two years before the course start date or CPCS test date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Teaching and Assessment

  • 4 Days Training – Classroom-based  and Practical Training
  • 1 Day – CPCS Testing

Course Content

  • Operate mobile cranes safely and productively
  • Respond to recognised crane signals accurately
  • Position the crane correctly
  • Alter jib lengths and associated safety devices
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
  • Understand duties charts
  • Programme safe-load indicators
  • Understand the basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
  • Understand the effects of radius change on the safe working capacity
  • Observe statutory regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Gauge the effect of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear
  • Understand the safe use of outriggers
  • Be aware of transport regulations and how to prepare to go on the public highway.

Outcome

On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

Next Steps

Register and complete the NVQ level 2 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.