Tower Crane Training

Course Overview:

These courses will train you to operate and maintain tower cranes safely.

These courses are offered as CPCS, NPORS or in-house courses . Click on the accreditation type above for more information.

The CPCS Code for the Remote Controlled Trolley Jib is A04.  The CPCS Code for the Tower Crane is A04 A&C.

Course Content:

Upon completion of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Operate the tower crane safely and productively.
  • Respond to the recognised signals for controlling crane operations.
  • Decide whether a particular load is within the capacity of the crane.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance.
  • Understand the capabilities of the equipment and any relevant safety.
  • Precautions, including the out of service procedure.
  • Operate safe-load indicators and overload warning devices.
  • Understand the effect of the working radius on the lifting capacity of the machine.
  • Secure, check and maintain counterweights effectively.
  • Gauge the effect of shock loading on structural strength and stability.
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of lifting gear, security and balance of load.
  • Observe the statutory regulations in respect of lifting equipment and the operator’s own legal responsibilities.

Once you have completed your training you will undertake your test day – click the appropriate link below for more information and what to expect on your test day.

CPCS Test Day          NPORS Test Day         NTSS In-house Test Day

Course Duration:

Novice (recommended for delegates that have had some, limited or no experience with the machine):5 to 8 Days depending on course booked

Refresher (recommended if the delegate is experienced with the machine.  Refresher training will help to iron out any bad habits.): 2 to 3 days depending on course booked

Test only (Recommended only if the delegate has recently undertaken a similar qualification in a different accreditation.  No training or help will be given on the day.) 1 Day

Course Criteria: If you wish to undertake the CPCS training option you will need to have passed the health, safety & environment touch screen test within the last 2 year


Pedestrian Operated/Remote Controlled Tower Crane:

CPCS courses can only be held at our accredited training centre.

NPORS & NTSS/CTA Courses can be delivered at the NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course if you have the required equipment and suitable training environment.

Luffing/Jib Tower Crane:

This is an off-centre category that can be provided at a client's own site where they have a suitable crane.  At our centre in Cambridgeshire we have the ability to provide training and testing for NPORS Tower Crane and also CPCS Tower Crane A04 A&C.


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive either a CPCS Red Trained Operator card, an NPORS Certification or our NTSS/CTA Certificate of Attendance depending on the course you have chosen.

How to Book/Upcoming Courses:

If we have courses scheduled they will be displayed below.  To make a general enquiry about this course, or get a quote, complete the enquiry form below.


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