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We at Forklift Training UK provide practical and theoretical construction plant training for operating a mechanical hoist let it be for either passenger and or goods on construction sites throughout the UK

As the licence is a specialised training service, for the CPCS Hoist training course we have operators travelling nationally to attend hoist training with us.

We have training centres located throughout the UK, CITB training enables you to be fully qualified as a CPCS operator.

We offer the hoist training as a CPCS, NPORS or FTUK licence. Click on the accreditation types above for further information on each accreditation.

This CPCS training course provides instruction in correct operation of  the hoist machinery for people who will be using such machines on site.
We provide training as referenced by the laws relating to work equipment and health and safety, and is accredited by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS).

The CITB CSCS touch screen test must be current and in date. (Completed within the last 24 months)
We can provide the CSCS HS&E FREE OF CHARGE when you book our CPCS Forward Tipping Dumper Training course.

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Course Details

The Hoist Training CPCS A20 Course is run nationally throughout the UK through our network of training centres. The CPCS course ensures you are fully competent to be able to drive the machinery on site. All of our trainers have years of experience and this can be passed on to you on your training day.
This CPCS Training course will require for you to complete a CSCS test, We provide that free of charge when you book with us.

Training Duration 1 – 2 Day (Depends On Level)
Location With A Network Of Over 95 Sites In The UK,
Qualified Salary £22,000 – £30,000 Annual
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Pass Rate 98.9% Pass Rate Nationwide

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  • How comply with manufacturer instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook
  • Checking the hoist is serviceable and stable for safe operation prior to use
  • Checking gates and safety devices are functioning as per operational specification
  • Check that the hoist capacity will cater for expected loads or passenger numbers
  • How to load and unload materials using correct manual handling techniques (dependent upon type)
  • How to carry out all pre-use running checks
  • How to carry out emergency lowering procedures according to machine type
  • Preparing the hoist to accept various loads or number of passengers
  • Travel the hoist to the limits of operation (full travel range) in a loaded and un-loaded state
  • Recognise and respond to given instructions
  • Keep within safe working parameters
  • Place the hoist in an out-of-service condition, isolate and secure the hoist
  • Explain limitations of use when using the hoist
  • Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
  • (PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • (LOLER) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations


  • Describe the nature of this sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant/equipment operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principle hoist components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm competency in line with the manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Check the stability, alignment and all-round safety before use.
  • Ensure that the relevant hoistway protection mechanism is in position before use.
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification.
  • Undertake all the hoist’s pre-use and on-going running checks.
  • Check the emergency lowering functions.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards.
  • Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements.
  • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers.
  • Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded.
  • Comply with signals and instructions.
  • Explain the hoist’s working limitations.


The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction and allied industries. It was launched in 2003 and since then over 300,000 cards have been issued across 60 categories of plant and related occupations. The CPCS Management Committee continually review and amend the Scheme in the light of on-going Industry feedback, and external factors such latest occupational health issues, technology advances and new plant types are where the Scheme has undertaken such amendments.

CPCS maintains focus on ensuring that the Scheme is centred on the principles of independent, rigorous assessment of operating ability and for assurance of for competence assurance, raising of standards expected in the plant sector. We continue to reserve ways to allow individuals to maintain or re-apply for expired cards, and providing extensions whilst working towards competency.

With on-going changes come on-going challenges and we look forward to continuing work with Industry and our Test Centres to ensure that the Scheme further contributes to establishing a competent, safe and efficient plant industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Hoist Training course?

The Forward Tipping Dumper Training course can vary from 1 – 3 days based on the level of experience you have.

What accreditation is the Hoist Training course?

The Hoist Training course is CPCS accredited, we can also provide NPORS and our own FTUK

When can I start my Hoist Training course?

With a network of over 95 training centres located throughout the UK, we can start your Hoist Training course as per your requirements. You let us know your date requirements and we can tailor your training according to your individual needs.

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