Hoist Training

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What is a Hoist Operator Training Course?

A hoist operator course will give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to get their hoist operator ticket. The CPCS hoist driver ticket certifies that the holder can operate a mechanical hoist (passenger, goods or both) competently and safely as specified in the CPCS standards.

A construction hoist is typically used on building sites to move materials and people in the vertical plane, unlike a crane that moves its load in both vertical and horizontal planes. Hoists' main elements include the mast, the winch and the cage. They can be hydraulically powered as well as driven using electric or diesel motors. Mobile hoists can be easily dismantled and moved using a wheeled chassis.
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Hoist Operator Training Course Details:

Hoist training courses take between 1 to 3 days to complete. depending on the experience of the participant and the type and level of certification required.

At CPTS, we offer Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) A20 hoist courses, which provide the trainees with all the skills needed to get their hoist ticket.
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The CPCS hoist operator course covers the following elements:

  • Knowledge of this sector of industry and the role and responsibilities of the operator.
  • Information on constituent parts, construction, controls and correct terminology related to hoist and its operations
  • Pre-use and during-use checks of stability and alignment as well as other hoist safety training issues
  • Signals and instructions
  • Hoist's working limitations
  • Placing the hoist in out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it
  • Correct precautions for overhead services and other hazards found on construction sites
  • Emergency lowering functions
  • Regulations and legislation relevant to operating hoists

Completion of the hoist course:

The completed course ends with a theoretical and practical hoist test.  Successful candidates obtain the CPCS Trained Operator card, also known as the CPCS red card, for the hoist category covered by the course. This can be thought of as a hoist operator license and makes the first step in the accreditation cycle, issued for a non-renewable two-year period.

A more advanced accreditation, the Competent Operator card, also known as the CPCS blue card, can be achieved by gaining 300 hours of experience at work with hoists, recorded and endorsed in your CPCS logbook and completing the NVQ level 2 assessment within 2 years of the red card issue date. The CPCS blue card is valid for five years and is renewable.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you get a hoist CPCS blue card. It makes sense to combine a hoist ticket with a crane qualification, and our comprehensive course portfolio includes both crane and hoist training.
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