NPORS N405 Crane Supervisor Training Course

This training course is for operators who require or have a desire to take the relevant test in order to gain a NPORS operator card for Crane Supervisors.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles / responsibilities, dangers and duties associated with the role of Crane Supervisor
  • Identify a diverse range of crane types, their applications and limitations, including accessories and associated terminology
  • Ensure out-of-service and unserviceable items are correctly managed
  • Interpret crane documentation effectively, including certificates and inspection etc.
  • Setting up different types of lifting equipment for various lifts; including, levelling, erection and dismantling
  • Understand and use of the different forms of communication used in lifting operations
  • Understand and use effectively RCIs / anti-collision systems
  • Supervise the movement of loads to different locations using recognised communication methods
  • Define the correct position and configuration in which to receive loads, e.g. weight identification, centre of gravity; including slinging of balanced and unbalanced loads and load integrity
  • Identify potentially unsafe lifting scenarios / practices and hazards
  • Awareness of environmental issues and how the surrounding area could affect lifting operations and planning
  • Be aware of the hazards of overhead services and set up exclusion zones as required
  • Demonstrate and safely carry out both shut down and securing procedures

Teaching and Assessment

  • 3 day combination of classroom based teaching and practical activity
  • Candidates will demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of practical and theory tests assigned by the tester.

Entry Requirements

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test completed and passed within the last two years before the course start date or NPORS test date.

A good level of written and spoken English is paramount to successfully complete this course. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact our office and we can discuss available options (for example, hiring a translator at an additional cost).


Upon successful completion of both the theory & practical tests the NPORS Operator Card is awarded, valid for three years.

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