The CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader course is a 3-day programme designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient Lorry Loading training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role of a Lorry Loader and pass the CPCS theory and practical assessments. For experienced operators, we also offer a 2-day course which excludes practical training.
Duration: 3 Days or 2 Days for Experienced Operators
CPCS stands for the Construction Plant Competence Scheme, a card scheme designed to prove the skills of plant operatives. It is run by the Construction Industry Training Board, also known as CITB. CPCS was launched in 2003 at the request of employers, to help them comply with regulations and requirements, and aims to apply common standards for all plant operators.
The CPCS scheme is made up of 3 key stages. Firstly, there's the training course and your 2-year Red CPCS Card. Secondly, there is the NVQ and finally, there is your 5-year Blue CPCS Card. Fast Line Training Services can help at every stage to ensure a simple journey through the CPCS scheme for you. As described, there are two main types of CPCS card, the Red and the Blue. The Red Card is given to new entrants after successfully completing the CPCS technical testing and it lasts for 2 years. The Blue Card is obtained by completing an NVQ in the relevant field of expertise. These Blue CPCS Cards last for 5 years. If you're interested in an NVQ, then please visit our Plant NVQs page.
Anyone that wants to progress down the CPCS route must have completed the passed the CSCS test (also known as the Health, Safety and Environment test) within the last two years as it is a mandatory pre-requisite for all CPCS courses.
You then need to decide whether you're an experienced operator or novice. Clearly, if you're new to CPCS and operating plant, then you'll need to take the 3-day course. In terms of deeming yourself experienced, there is no hard or fast rule, but we would recommend at least three years' operating experience.
It's also worth considering that the practical test is based around "text-book" procedures, it would be like taking your driving test now – would you still pass?
What You Learn on your CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader Course:
At the end of your CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader Course you will be able to:
- Configure the vehicle and loader crane for lifting duties. Deploy stabilisers to specification. Explain hazards.
- Setup rated capacity indicators or load moment indicators for lifting duties. Identify centres of gravity.
- Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the loader crane. Place loads accurately.
- Explain the types and fitting of boom extensions. Minimise swinging of loads. Secure loads on the vehicle.
- Travel to and within the work area (loaded and unloaded).
- Reverse into a confined space (no wider than the width of the vehicle plus 900mm).
- Position the vehicle, prepare and set the crane and load for each lift.
- Lift 3 loads and place onto the vehicle bed (100mm of given position).
- Secure all loads in preparation for travel. Remove and place 3 loads at different locations.
The CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader course consists of two key parts, practical and theory. You’ll spend at a day learning the related theory, a day practicing the practical elements followed by a final day of assessment (for both theory and practical).
How to Pass your CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader Course:
The CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader course consists of two key elements – theory and practical. The training course is split, focusing on each specifically. The theory modules are classroom-based and involve group activities, interaction and assessment. The practical involves instruction and application by the delegates. Our tutors are very experienced and can adapt their style, pace or terminology to help better aid your understanding. Feel free to talk to them if you have any concerns.
Worried about the learning on this type of course? There's no need to be – give us a call and we'll happily provide reasonable adjustments to help you get the most from the course. We believe passionately in providing fair access to all learning opportunities.
How to book your CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader Course course
You can book online for your CPCS A36 HIAB Lorry Loader Course course...
...or contact us directly for group bookings;
Call us on 020 8596 5121 if you need help, advice or wish to book over the phone.
3 Days or 2 Days for Experienced Operators
What to Bring:
- Date of passing the Health and Safety Touch Screen Test (this must have been passed within the last 2 years)
- Photographic ID (CSCS Card, Driving Licence, Passport, CPCS Card etc.)
- National Insurance number
- Positive Attitude
Those working on construction sites need to be competent when operating plant and machinery and be aware of the health and safety of others around them. The CPCS Certification Card scheme proves the skills of plant operators and is the most widely recognised scheme for plant safety. CPCS cards are issued on successful completion of competence programs that include both theory and practical tests. This helps to demonstrate the operating skills and health and safety awareness of workers. On many sites, a CPCS card is a mandatory requirement to operate plant on site; for example, on UKCG sites.
Completing CPCS courses can significantly increase your earning ability as demand for competent and hardworking operators is high.
Why Fast Line Training?
Fast Line Training Services is the right choice, we are totally driven by your success, supporting you every step of the way towards gaining your qualification. The people who choose us enjoy their learning experience, you might be an individual seeking personal progression and development or a multi-national organisation. We have the expertise, resources and flexibility to deliver a complete professional service.
We pride ourselves on our learners' success, our metrics for success are based on the achievement of the people and companies we work with. We demonstrate this by offering all individuals and businesses a money-back guarantee. "NO PASS - NO PAY". It has taken 10 years to develop an association of quality training providers that share our values, only the very best trainers, advisors, mentors and industry experts get the opportunity to work with us.
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