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CPCS A66 Compact Crane

compact crane

Course Aims

To provide detailed and thorough theory and practical plant training in operating a Compact Crane, to enable the candidate to competently and safely fulfil the operational role and pass the required CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Configure and set Crane for Travel
  • Travel the crane to the work area
  • Manoeuvre the crane in confined spaces
  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Programme/Set up rated capacity indicators or load moment indicators for lifting duties
  • Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads
  • Deploy outriggers to specification (where applicable)
  • Explain the function, use and limitations of jib extensions
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing or steering capabilities of the crane
  • Accurately place loads
  • Minimise the swinging of loads
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Move loads through machine travel (relevant endorsements only)
  • List different types of lifting accessories compatible with compact crane use, and explain the limitations of slinging with compact cranes
  • Carry our plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting , procedures for lifting and/or towing

Duration of Training

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
42 - 311/2



A: Static-stabilisers

B: Mobile Industrial

C: Luffing Static Duties

D: 360 - Pick and Carry



To gain certification in the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card scheme, candidates must pass the CPCS Theory Test and the related Practical Test.



CITP Ltd, Baughurst Road, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PJ


Date and Costs


Dates on application
£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.


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


For more information on our CPCS A66 Compact Crane 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.