CPCS A60 Mobile Crane Theory Test Answers

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CPCS A60 Mobile Crane Course Description

Course information

Who is the course for?

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the mobile crane operator. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to rig and de-rig an All Terrain crane. Operate the crane to lift, transfer and position loads and carry out routine maintenance.

Course content

• Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA, codes of practice – BS7121
• Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
• Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
• Duty charts
• Crane terminology
• Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
• Crane stability/ground conditions
• Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
• Lifting accessories, types of accessories and use
• Sling angles
• Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc)
• Rigging and De-rigging of cranes according to written instructions
• Configuring cranes according to work specifications
• Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller
• Controlling load movement
• Routine maintenance
• Use of crane on free on wheels duties
• Use of crane on pick and carry duties

Completion of the course:

Candidates will take a verbal theory test, and complete a practical assessment. Successful candidates will receive a 2 Year CPCS Category A60 Red Trained Operator Licence.

Those with 2-3 years or more experience can add on the NVQ assessment at the same time to progress straight to the 5 Year CPCS Blue Competent Operator card.


You must have a basic understanding and knowledge of current Health & Safety issues.

The CITB Operatives Health & Safety touch screen test must be current and in date (completed within the last 24 months).