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Training

Southern Cranes & Access can provide industry-related training and assessment for candidates wishing to obtain a recognised qualification. We offer a wide range of courses and accreditations listed below.

We are a registered test centre for CPCS, ALLMI, IPAF and PASMA.

Courses can be held at either one of our training centres or alternatively we can deliver training on a site of your choice (subject to suitability).

For further details please contact us at training@southerncranes.co.uk or ring 01403 790874.

Lifting Operation Courses
Lifting Operation Course
Appointed Person - Lifting Operations
We can offer either CPCS or Southern Cranes & Access accreditation. This five-day course will provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to plan a lifting operation. If successful they would obtain either a CPCS or SCA certification and be able to prepare and implement safe systems of work for a lifting operation. This includes the production of method statements, risk assessments and a lift plan.
Lifting Operation Course
Overhead Gantry Crane
This one-day course will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills to safely operate an overhead gantry crane. Accreditation will be through Southern Cranes.
Lifting Operation Course
Lorry Loader HIAB
Lorry loader operator courses can be one or two days depending on the previous experience of the candidate. The successful candidate will gain both the theoretical and practical knowledge to operate a lorry loader competently. Certification can be achieved through either in-house or ALLMI accreditation.
Lifting Operation Course
Slinger/Signaller
This CPCS accredited course can be two or three days' duration depending on the experience of the candidate. It will provide the individual with the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out the duties of a slinger signaller.
Lifting Operation Course
Mobile Crane
This 10-day course will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely set up and operate a mobile crane. Successful candidates will gain a CPCS accredited qualification and will be able to competently set up, de-rig and operate a mobile crane.
Lifting Operation Course
Lift Supervisor
This three-day course will provide candidates with the practical skills and knowledge required to understand the role and responsibility of a lift supervisor. The successful candidate will obtain a CPCS accredited qualification and be able to understand and deliver the safe systems of work for lifting operations on site.
Earth Moving Courses
Earth Moving Course
Wheeled Loading Shovel
This course can be from 1-5 days depending on the experience of the candidate. It will provide the candidate with foundation and assessment in the operation of a Wheeled Loading Shovel. CPCS or Southern Cranes accreditation.
Earth Moving Course
Forward Tipping Dumper
This 1-2 day course will provide the candidate with foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining forward tipping dumpers. The duration of the course can be shorter for the more experienced candidate. CPCS or Southern Cranes accreditation.
Earth Moving Course
Dozer
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Earth Moving Course
Excavator 180 & 360 Above and Below 10 Tons
This course can be from 1-10 days depending on the experience of the candidate. It will provide candidates with the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to operate an excavator safely and productively. Accreditation can be through either CPCS or Southern Canes.
Earth Moving Course
Articulated Dump Truck
This course can be 1-5 days' duration depending on the experience of the candidate. It will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills to operate and carry out basic maintenance on dump trucks with an articulated chassis. Accreditation can be through CPCS or Southern Cranes.
Material Handling Courses
Material Handling Course
Telescopic Handler Above and Below 9 Metres
This course can be 1-5 days and will provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills for the operation and basic maintenance of a telescopic handler. Course duration will be shorter if the candidate has previous experience. CPCS or Southern Cranes accreditation.
Material Handling Course
Counterbalance Forklift
This course can be from 1-5 days depending on the experience of the candidate and will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to operate a counterbalance forklift. Accreditation is through Southern Cranes.
Compaction Course
Compaction Course
Ride-on Roller
This 1-3 day course will provide the candidate with the knowledge and practical skills required to operate a ride-on roller. Awarding accreditation standard is by CPCS or Southern Cranes certification.
Working at Height Courses
Working at Height Course
Working at Height
This half-day Southern Cranes accredited course will provide candidates with the basic knowledge required to work at height safely.
Working at Height Course
Portable Scaffold Tower
This one-day course can be PASMA or Southern Cranes accredited and will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to safely use a portable scaffold tower.
Working at Height Course
MEWP Boom, Scissor & Vehicle-Mounted Boom
This course can be one or two days depending on previous experience and will provide candidates with the knowledge and skill to operate a MEWP, scissor platform or vehicle-mounted boom. Accreditation can be through IPAF or Southern Cranes.
Working at Height Course
Ladder & Step Ladder
This half-day course is Southern Cranes accredited and will provide basic knowledge and skills to safely use both ladders and step ladders.
Working at Height Course
Harness and Lanyard
This half-day course will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills for the safe use of a harness and lanyard. Accreditation is either IPAF or Southern Cranes.
Vehicle Courses
Vehicle Course
Vehicle Marshall
This one-day course can be Southern Cranes or CPCS accredited and will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to become a competent Vehicle Marshall.
Vehicle Course
Loader / Securer
The Plant Loader Securer training can be either a CPCS or SCA accreditation and provides candidates with the training and knowledge to enable them to carry out Plant Loader Securer duties safely. The plant loader securer training is aimed at drivers who have a requirement to load plant on to a delivery vehicle and secure it safely using various securing equipment.
Vehicle Course
Driver CPC
Any person driving a vehicle over 3.5 tons must hold a Certificate of Professional Competence. Southern Cranes can provide training in a variety of the 7 hour modules required to complete this 35 hour course.
Other Courses Available
Other Course Available
QCF Awards
Southern Cranes & Access are accredited under CSkills (CITB) to arrange and deliver level 2-5 awards for plant operations, lifting operations and planning of lifting operations for candidates who wish to progress and upgrade from the CPCS red trained operator’s card to the blue competent operator’s card.
Other Course Available
Fire Marshall
This course is aimed at anyone who has the role of Fire Marshal and is responsible in whole or part for the safe evacuation of workplace colleagues and others. This includes day to day workplace fire prevention along with the practical use of fire extinguishers.
Other Course Available
Emergency First Aid at Work
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to take on the role of a nominated first aider in the workplace. It will provide the delegate with the necessary skills and information to deal with a variety of emergency situations. The course is designed to give delegates the necessary competence and confidence to deal with a range of illnesses and injuries in the workplace.
Other Course Available
Abrasive Wheel
This SCA course is aimed at individuals working with abrasive wheels or cut off saws that require regular changing of abrasive wheel discs. This specific training ensures that those involved in the use of abrasive wheels on both fixed & portable machines are trained in the best practices and are aware of the associated safety issues.