NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor

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What is the NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor?

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Crane Supervisor is one of our most highly sought-after NVQs and has been put together for those working in lifting operations as a crane supervisor. You have to be working in the relevant field and must have a Crane Supervisor A62 red CPCS card or equivalent.

What are the primary roles and responsibilities of a crane supervisor holding this qualification?

A crane supervisor who has successfully obtained this NVQ will be responsible for the management supervision and safety of those using cranes on site. You will make sure that all relevant regulations are followed to maintain health and safety at all times. You will have a wide range of responsibilities on site, including:

  • Working as part of a team to ensure all lifting operations comply with the law
  • Coordinating and supervising all lifting activities in accordance with the site lifting plan
  • Briefing all relevant team members
  • Being present during all lifting operations
  • Ensuring that ground conditions are safe for all operations involving mobile cranes
  • Identifying and taking suitable action to rectify unsafe conditions

How can obtaining this NVQ diploma enhance safety and efficiency in lifting operations for those being supervised by crane operators?

When a construction professional obtains the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor, they will be able to share their newfound knowledge with their team members. By working under a supervisor who holds this qualification, crane operators and slinger/signallers or banksmen will gain a solid understanding of the importance of upholding health and safety measures on site.

When they are being supervised by someone who knows how to coordinate all crane lifting activities in full accordance with the site lifting plan, operators will also learn how to carry out their role in a more efficient manner – leading to reduced downtime and improved project delivery.

Who is the NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor Suitable For?

This NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor qualification has been designed for those working in the Lifting Operations as a Crane Supervisor.

What's Included in the NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor?

Delivery Method


Course Duration

Completion in 4 – 12 weeks, providing you have the time.

Course Content

To achieve the NVQ Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations - Crane Supervisor, there are 8 mandatory units:


Co-ordinating and organising the control of work


Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery


Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships


Supervising lifting operations using lifting equipment


Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work


Co-ordinating preparation work for site or lifting operations


Allocating work and checking people’s performance


Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection


  • The assessor will support you in completing your portfolio
  • Evidence includes a Witness Testimony and relevant site and H&S documentation
  • Completion in 8 – 12 weeks, providing you have the time
  • Write or record answers to knowledge units via a discussion


Your CITB recognised certificate will be emailed to you upon completion and you can apply for your Blue CPCS card. Before applying for your card, ensure that your Health, Safety and Environment Test is up to date, you can book here: Pearson VUE – CITB link


  • Demonstrates commitment to personal and professional development
  • Increased earning potential
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competence to an industry standard
  • Access to the Blue CPCS card


There are no formal entry requirements in terms of qualifications, however, you have to be working in the relevant field and must have a Crane Supervisor A62 red CPCS card or equivalent. Before you are accepted on to this course you will be required to complete a Skill Scan. If you are accepted you will also need to provide photographic ID.

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