Here at Quinto Crane and Plant we don’t want to be left behind with the crowd. We always look to innovate with the latest tech, training and techniques. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have been involved in the development and testing of the world’s first brain-crane interface technology.
Pushing the Boundary
Whilst health and safety is our first priority, speed and efficiency are also important. Everyone knows crane operators like to do as little moving as possible. With the newly developed neural interface they can operate without lifting a finger. The first unit has been retrofitted to an existing mobile crane from our fleet. The unit has been tested by several of our specially selected operators. The technology will radically change the way we deliver crane hire and contract lifts to our customers.
Due to an increase in demand, we have several new mobile cranes on order due to be delivered shortly. This means we require more crane operators as to meet demand. We are looking for an experienced crane operator with a Blue CPCS Card with A60 Mobile Crane in Peterborough. For our vacancies in Chelmsford and Ipswich we are looking for CPCS Red or Blue card holders with A60 Mobile Crane operator on their card. For the right person available in Ipswich or Chelmsford with an HGV Category C licence we would consider taking on and providing full training to become a mobile crane operator.
The crane operators job
You would be joining a large but close team serving customers on CPA hires as well as contract lift teams. Each day is a new challenge with a varied and exciting mix of work across many different sites throughout East Anglia and beyond. Our customers expect a safe, professional and efficient lift every time, and we support all of our staff through internal training programmes aligned with nationally recognised accredited training and testing schemes. You would be tasked with keeping their machines in good condition in line with regulations and best practice. A mobile crane will be assigned as your own to maintain, travel to and work on sites each day.
As you progress you will be given the opportunity to move onto larger machines. You may wish to cross-train to a crane supervisor, slinger signaller or appointed persons role. For those receiving CPCS Mobile Crane Operator training in house, you will be supported on Quinto Contract Lifts at the start of your career. Once you have developed your skills, knowledge and confidence you will be sent out on CPA Hires. This will involve working under instruction from our customers following their lift plan and RAMS.
Congratulations to Rob Paul, who passed his CPCS A60 Mobile Crane tests today.
The CPCS Test
Rob started the day at 0815 with his CPCS theory test, and achieved a fantastic 168 out of 174. His test took a little under 1 hour, and Rob’s tester commented on his thorough understanding and excellent knowledge. Once the theory was out of the way, Rob nervously headed over to the CPCS practical test area. He completed the practical test in 2 hours, competently demonstrating his skills throughout all of the tasks. After derigging he returned to the office for a feedback session and to find out his test result.
Full feedback was given by the tester on all areas of Robs test. This allows him to understand what areas he performed well in, as well as points to work on in future. A CPCS technical test achievement letter was then presented to Rob. This will be used to show he has passed his test until his shiny new CPCS trained operator card arrives in the post.
When the excitement dies down and Rob starts heading out in his crane, he will initially only work on Quinto Contract Lifts. This means he will be accompanied by a Quinto Crane Supervisor and Slinger Signaller. Our team can support him while he builds up his confidence on the machine. After a period of time on Contract Lifts Rob will be sent out to CPA Crane Hires where he will be on hire to a customer working to their method statement and instructions. You can find out more about the differences between Contract Lifts and CPA Crane Hires by clicking here.
All of the team at Quinto are extremely proud of Rob and the effort he has put into his CPCS Mobile Crane training. We are looking forward to supporting him as he gains more skills and experience.
The final day of CPCS training for our latest Mobile Crane candidate Rob went extremely well, with a full run through off all of the theory questions as well as a timed mock practical test.
Rob has a fantastic understanding of the theory behind mobile crane operations, including legal requirements, pre-start checks, setting up his machine and safe, smooth operation. During the morning run through of his test questions Rob rattled through the answers giving detailed and accurate explanations.
After a quick coffee break we moved out to the yard for the mock practical test. Rob worked carefully and methodically through the practical test requirements, showing off his silky smooth operating skills. He had a few minor hiccups in his mock, however demonstrated that he is more than capable of passing his tests tomorrow. It has been fantastic watching Rob develop over the last two weeks and he had put an incredible amount of effort into his training.
By midday tomorrow Rob will have completed his tests and we have every confidence in him passing with flying colours. Check back tomorrow to find out how he gets on.