This NVQ Level 2 Plant Operations – Cranes and Specialist Lifting course caters to crane operators, and other construction professionals dealing with plant machinery. Upon completion, learners will be able to demonstrate their competence to prospective employers. The NVQ will prove that they’re able to work to the standard demanded by the industry, performing their work skilfully and, just as importantly, safely.

Who is this NVQ 2 Cranes and Specialist Lifting Course For?

If you are working toward your Blue Competent Operator Card, or a Blue CPCS Card, then this NVQ Level 2 Plant Operations course is for you. It’s built with the practical purpose of operating machinery in mind, and thus there is a sizeable practical component (though there’s also a great deal of important preparation and discussion to be done before you step behind the controls of expensive and potentially dangerous machinery!)

Would-be learners should be employed in a suitable position, and have no restrictions prohibiting them from doing the necessary work toward their qualification. They should also be at least sixteen years old.

Course Content

The NVQ course structure includes two mandatory units. These are:

  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

If you’re intent on pursuing the Cranes and Specialist Lifting pathway, then you’ll want to also complete the following optional units:

  • Operating and preparing pedestrian operated tower cranes to lift and transfer loads in the
    workplace
  • Preparing and operating pedestrian operated tower cranes to transfer and lift loads in the workplace
  • Operating and preparing knuckle booms or lorry loaders to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating container handlers to transfer and lift loads in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating ergonomic manipulating machines to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
  • Operating and preparing compact cranes to transfer and lift loads in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating overhead cranes to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating hoists to transfer and lift loads in the workplace
  • Operating and preparing skip handlers to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) to lift and transfer loads in the workplace