This is an off-centre category. Candidates must have access to equipment and a suitable site.

A/b/c - Hoist Training

Course Aim

The purpose of our CPCS A20 Hoist training is to make sure the candidate has the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be able to operate safely and efficiently.

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Course Description

The course and assessment will include:

  • Preparation of machines for work.
  • Ensuring the platform set up correctly.
  • Pre-start and running checks.
  • Emergency lowering and limit switches checking for proper function. 
  • Checking given positions up to the hoist’s maximum working height.
  • The correct method of entry/exit of the hoist.
  • Closing the door fully before traveling.
  • Placing the hoist in an out-of-service condition, isolate and secure.
  • Keeping within hoist SWL.
  • Load and unload the hoist with passengers/goods as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Controls used in correct order.
  • Personnel guided in/out correctly (where applicable).

How is the Course assessed?

The completed hoist training ends with a theoretical and practical test.

What Certification will I receive?

Our Hoist training is CPCS accredited. After successful completion of the course, trainees would be given a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

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Duration- 3 Days

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Types of Cards

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card provided by the CPCS for those that are at the initial stage of their career in plant operation. This card verifies the core skills and knowledge to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the applicable SVQ or NVQ or other relevant vocational qualifications.

Once you've received your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years, you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.


Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

A Competent Operator Card (COC) is a standardized document issued by the UK's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that allows individuals to become authorized construction site supervisors. It confirms that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through a competency based-test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test, and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

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