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23rd July 2020

AINSCOUGH CRANE HIRE LAUNCHES FIRST ONLINE APPOINTED PERSON TRAINING SCHEME

Ainscough Crane Hire’s new appointed person online training course for the construction and infrastructure industries has been unveiled today accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The new venture officially launches on 23 July, offering a comprehensive programme of digital and live training designed to drive professional development across the construction sector and inspire new and improved ways of working. The comprehensive curriculum will be split into a range of areas; codes of practice, safe systems of work and insight, covering all aspects of crane documentation for BS7121.

The new training scheme enables candidates to become qualified as an Appointed Person – in an industry first, the course can be completed online. In order for more people to take part in the course while maintaining social distancing measures, Ainscough has developed the course so can be completed either in person or virtually. Fully accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), this is the first time that candidates will be able to train to be an Appointed Person online.

The CPCS Appointed Persons: Lifting Operations A61 course is suitable for those looking to become qualified as supervisors and managers with responsibility for lifting operations in a range of industries such as construction, infrastructure, wind and nuclear.

Following successful completion of the course, candidates will have the knowledge to prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations, which includes the responsibility for writing risk assessments, method statements and drawings.

The course can either take place over five days in person at a training centre or online over six days, with the test being undertaken at a training centre on the final day of the course for both formats.

On passing the technical tests, those taking part will gain the CPCS Trained Operator Card, also known as the ‘red card’. Those who are already qualified to CPCS Code A40 Slinger/Signaller level will also achieve the CPCS Code A62 Crane Supervisor qualification.

Jim Fleming, Ainscough Crane Hire’s QHSE Training Manager, said: ”An Appointed Person is one of the most crucial job roles in the crane industry, and this new training course is a great opportunity for more people to gain a qualification that is excellent for career development and also helps to ensure the highest standards of safety are met.

“We’re proud to be the first in the industry to have created an online training scheme for Appointed Persons, opening up the qualification to a wider range of companies and individuals. While it is important to adapt to the disruption caused by Covid-19, forward-thinking initiatives such as this will remain vital in maintaining the high standards of safety that are essential within the crane industry for many years ahead.”

To find out how to register to attend the course, please visit https://www.ainscough.co.uk/training-courses/cpcs-appointed-persons-lifting-operations-a61/.
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