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CPCS A20 Hoist Training

mechanical hoist

CPCS Hoist Training Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theoretical construction plant training in operating a mechanical hoist. This will enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Hoist training course Theory and Practical Tests. Make sure you carry out your CPCS hoist training with the experts at CITP.


Course Content

On completion of the Hoist training course, candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of this sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant/equipment operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle hoist components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm competency in line with the manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Check the stability, alignment and all-round safety before use.
  • Ensure that the relevant hoistway protection mechanism is in position before use.
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification.
  • Undertake all the hoist's pre-use and on-going running checks.
  • Check the emergency lowering functions.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards.
  • Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements.
  • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers.
  • Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded.
  • Comply with signals and instructions.
  • Explain the hoist's working limitations.
  • Place the plant equipment in an out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it.

Duration of The Hoist Training Course

Number of Training Days Required Novice
(Less than 1 years or no operational experience)
Number of Training Days Required if an Intermediate (1-2 Years Operational Experience)Number of training days required if experienced (2+ years operational experience)Test Only Option


A: Rack & Pinion Goods

B: Passenger/Goods Combined

C: Rope Operated Goods

D: Transport Platform



To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen Health and Safety test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Hoist Training Theory Test and the Practical Test. 


Your Own Venue (Must meet official CPCS hoist training specifications)


Costs for CPCS Training:


£POA p/p * CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.


Dates on application 

£POA p/p * CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.


£POA p/p * CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.


For more information on our CPCS A20 Hoist Training training courses, give us a call today on 01189 700200 or use our enquiry form. We will go through your requirements and provide advice on what construction training courses best suit you.