Quinto Crane and Plant

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We have a few spaces remaining on our next CPCS Appointed Person course running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th September.  If you would like to learn the in’s and out’s of how to plan a safe crane lift, then get in touch today to find out more and to book your place.  To try and fill the last few spaces we are offering them at £800 + VAT each, down £100 from our usual price.

For more information and to book please call us on 01603 410 881 or email traininginfo@quinto.co.uk.


Quinto Cranes Mobile Crane contract lift

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A World First


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.

Quinto Crane Operator Brain


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.

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Quinto Crane and Plant Mobile Crane candidate Rob Paul passes CPCS test

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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.

The 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.

The Support

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.

The Team

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.

Quinto Crane and Plant Mobile Crane candidate Rob Paul passes CPCS test

Quinto Crane and Plant's CPCS training with a Terry AC35L

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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.