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Compact Crane (A66)


A varied range of companies may own one, or several of these types of cranes. They may also be hired-in for a long or short-term period, often on a "self-operated" contract. Compact cranes should only be operated by personnel who are trained & competent to do so. By gaining this qualification, you may increase your employment prospects within such a company and introduce yourself to a new type of work altogether - lifting operations.


There are two options of sub-category for the compact crane course:
A66 A - Compact crane - Static on outriggers
A66 D - Compact crane - Pick and carry
5 Day foundation course (including the CPCS technical test)
Suitable for those with little, or no, lifting operations, crane or machine operating experience.
3 Day course (including the CPCS technical test)
Suitable for those experienced in operating other types of cranes e.g. mobile cranes, cranes and lifting operations in general.
Course content:
The content will be similar to the 5 day course, but will move at a faster pace as aimed more at experienced personnel
Successfully achieving this would award you the CPCS card with category A66 A or D.
CPCS Technical Test only
Course content
Technical test only
Successfully achieving this would award you the CPCS card with category A66 A or D.

There are limited places available on each course, see prices and check availability now.

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PLEASE NOTE: Prior to attending any CPCS course the candidate must have carried out a relevant CSCS Touch Screen test within two years of the course date and bring the confirmation paperwork with them. For further information: http://www.cscs.uk.com/health-and-safety-test.

Simply call us on 0208 548 3979  / 0208 548 3985 and we will be happy to discuss any question you may have!

>> Course content

Introduction to lifting operations

Legislation & Codes of Practice

Roles & responsibilities of lifting operations personnel

Components & terminology

Manufacturer's instructions

Maintenance, inspection & pre-use checks

Positioning & preparation of the crane for work

Safe operation of the crane with/without load

Methods of communication & following signals

Selection & use of lifting accessories

Travelling the crane with a load attached

Environmental conditions

C.P.C.S. A66 Technical Test (theory & practical)