Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Lifting Operation courses, including this N405 Crane Lift Supervisor training. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to keep supervisors and managers updated with Health and Safety legislation, with regard to crane operations, slinger signaller, banks person duties and site safety.

Delegate Eligibility    Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates with Lifting Operation experience such as a Slinger  Signaller.

Course Duration

There are 2 levels of experience

  • Novice: Where full training is required. 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1 – 3 day
  • Refresher and Test: Where candidates require refresher training and may need some remedial tuition. 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

Test timings : Each candidates practical test must be completed within 1 hour 30 minute duration.

N405 Crane Lift Supervisor Course Content
  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
  • Pre shift inspection
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Carry out site safety checks
  • Positioning crane – lifting equipment
  • Carry out load safety checks
  • Liaise with crane – lifting equipment operator or slinger
  • Ensure job is carried out safely
  • End of shift procedures
  • Various crane – lifting equipment can be used
  • Wheeled Mobile
  • Lorry Mounted
  • Tower
  • Crawler
  • Other

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).

N405 Crane Lift Supervisor

Learning Outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an Crane Lift Supervisor
  • Explain the importance of locating and identifying different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and functions
  • Demonstrate how to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Explain and demonstrate diverse types of communication methods used for lifting purposes
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service
  • Explain the function and use of the RCI’s and anti-collision systems and use the information provided
  • Explain setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for diverse types of lifting equipment and lifts
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions and identify overhead hazards
  • Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using different lifting scenarios
  • Explain the importance of checking the security of various types of loads and lifting accessories, explain the procedures ensuring load balance and integrity
  • Supervise the movement of loads to different types of locations using different methods of communication
  • Explain all Environmental considerations and explain how factors such as the external area to the lift zone can affect the planning of the lifting operation
  • Carry out all out-of-service and securing procedures

N405 Crane Lift Supervisor

Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS registration and plastic ID card N405 Crane / Lift Supervisor

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.

Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

The technical bit…


According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘Adequate training should ensure that those who use the equipment are safe, use of a responsible slinger or banks person and use a recognised signalling system’.

  • The lifting equipment used for the test must have a varying radii and slewing capacities
  • The lifting capacity in excess of the loads to be lifted
  • An anemometer to be used as part of the test
On-site Course Requirements

You will need:

  • A room for the theory session
  • A safe area for the practical session with use of the Crane.
  • The Instructor is required to see the machine – equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.
  • Representative Loads.
  • Slinger signaller to liaise with and assist with the lifting operation.
  • All equipment to be in good working order.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.

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We look forward to helping you with this N405 Crane Lift Supervisor training course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

N405 Crane Lift Supervisor