Crane Supervisor Course

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Crane Supervisor - 2 Day Novice

Lloyds British International's crane supervisor course will enable delegates to undertake the duties of a crane supervisor as defined by the appointed person. Through the crane supervisor course a delegate will learn how to comply with legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice and industrial requirements.

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests at the end.

To prepare personnel for their duties as a crane supervisor.

On completion of the course delegates will be viewing or reviewing:

The statutory requirements

The requirements of BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006, BS7121 Pt. 2-3 and 2-5 2012

The planning and control of lifts

The science of slingingThe control of lifting accessories

Statutory Requirements:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Section 7: General Duties of Employers
  • Section 8&9: General Duties of Employees
  • Powers of the Enforcing Authority
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

British Standards:

  • BS7121 Pt. 1: 2006 Safe Use of Cranes
  • BS7121 Part 2-3: 2012 Safe Use of Mobile Cranes
  • BS7121 Part 2-5: 2012 Safe Use of Tower Cranes
  • Managing the Lifting Operation
  • Planning the Lifting Operation
  • The Role of the Crane Supervisor
  • Basic, Standard and Complex Lifts

Types of Lifting Accessories:

  • Slings – chain, wire, fibre
  • Shackles, eyebolts
  • Lifting beams
  • Basic Visual inspection of lifting accessories

Science of Slinging:

  • The effect of Sling Angles
  • The basic methods of slinging
  • Choice of accessory to suit SWL
  • Configurations and methods of rating slings
  • Weight assessment – centre of gravity


  • Delegates will be expected to plan a basic and a standard lift, producing the appropriate planning sheets, detailing the method and equipment to be used.


  • Risk Assessment and method
  • statements
  • Registers and test certificates
  • Defect control
  • Course Open Forum and Summary
  • Delegate Assessment and Feedback

Those who will need to supervise the lift and follow the lift plan.

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