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CPCS Appointed Persons: Lifting Operations A61

  • Course Code: CPCSA61
  • Your Venues: YES*
  • Practical: YES
  • Certification: CPCS Trained Operator Card (red card)

To provide candidates with the knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person.

This 5-day course is available both in-person and online, suitable for supervisors and managers with responsibility for lifting operations.

This course will give you an understanding of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how to fulfil them.

On passing the technical tests, you gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card).

If you already hold the CPCS Code A40 Slinger/Signaller, you will also achieve the CPCS Code A62 Crane Supervisor qualification.

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

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  1. Course Content

    • Observe regulations and Codes of Practice
    • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121 part 1 and BS712 part 3- Observe British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes Guidelines sections 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
    • Follow safe systems of work including method statements
    • Understand your responsibilities
    • Describe different types of cranes and associated terminology
    • Understand crane documentation
    • Understand crane types, capabilities, crane stability, duty charts and safety devices including tower cranes.
    • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
    • Crane terminology
    • Site access and egress
    • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
    • Crane stability/ground conditions
    • Rated Capacity Indicators (RCI’s) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
    • Selection of lifting accessories
    • Types of accessories and use
    • Mode factors for accessories
    • Down rating of accessories
    • Sling angles
    • Communications
    • Planning a lifting operation
    • Writing a risk assessment
    • Writing a method statement
    • Recognise the role of appointed persons
    • Plan a lift
  2. Prerequisites

    CPCS Appointed Persons Management Course, Health Safety & Environment Test for Managers and Professionals (MAP), evidence of a pass is required (within 2 years) before attending this course online or in person.

    The CPCS Appointed Persons Management Course, Health Safety & Environment Test for Managers and Professionals (MAP) is a 45-minute touch screen 50 question multiple-choice test. Available at Pearson Vue test centres around the UK, locate and book your test here:
    Revision is recommended for the Health & Safety Test; revision books, DVDs and downloads are available from the CITB store.

    In addition, it is a prerequisite for this course to have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

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