The RT60 Mobile crane is a course that construction
workers take up to learn about operating Mobile cranes safely.
What is the RT60 Mobile Crane Test?
Institutes provide theoretical and practical to candidates
on operating a mobile crane with caution and safeness. Completing the RT60 –
Mobile crane test will bring candidates one step closer to their red CPCS
trained operator card.
Candidates need to have completed the relevant CITB Health,
Safety & Environment (HS&E) touch-screen-test within two years of
applying for the RT60 – Mobile crane test for candidates to be eligible for
undertaking the test.
The RT60 – Mobile crane course covers various topics on
operating a mobile crane. Mentioned below are some of the major topics of the
- Candidate learning to operate a
- Ability to respond to known
crane signals accurately
- Appropriate positioning of the
- Training on altering jib
lengths and associated safety devices
- Able to perform the routine
plant maintenance and minor modifications
- Learning about safe load
indicators and duties charts
- Training about chains, slings,
and lifting gear of the mobile crane
- Understanding the capabilities
of the crane and its safety precautions
- Train candidates on the basic
theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems of the mobile
- Train candidates to understand
and interpreting duties charts
- Teach candidates about programme
safe load indicators
- Understanding the effects of
radius change on the safe working capacity
- Statutory regulations and
Codes of Practice of the mobile crane that applies to lifting operations
- Ability to understand the effects
of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
- Explain the types and
capacities of chains, slings, and other lifting gear
- Understanding the principles
of safe slinging
- The accurate and safe use of
- Learning transport regulations
and preparing for travel of mobile crane on the public highways
Completing the RT60 – Mobile crane will also endorse blocked
duties, pick up and carry duties, all duties related to the mobile crane
Duration of the training varies from one candidate to
another. The training module is designed based on the operational experience of
the candidate. Such as:
- Ten days of training will be
given for candidates with zero to less than a year of operational experience
before the candidate can attempt the test.
- For candidates having 1 to 2
years of operational experience, five days of training on the mobile crane.
- Only a single day training is
needed for candidates with more than two years of operational experience.
Why is the test needed?
The RT60 – Mobile crane test is
part of the mandatory course needed to receive the red CPCS trained operator
Criteria to successfully complete the module
The course test consists of 15 questions of which a
candidate need to answer at least a minimum of 12 questions correctly to pass
How to apply
Candidates interested in taking up the RT60 – Mobile crane course can either visit an institute or contact an online institute such as ConstructionHelpline.com to complete the mobile crane course and CPCS renewal test.