CPCS A61 - Appointed Person - Lifting Operations
Duration 4 days
Team Sibbald Training
Course Aims
To provide comprehensive construction plant training on the responsibilities of an Appointed Person. To 
fully enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS 
Theory and Practical Tests.
Who Attends
Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.
Course Content
  • Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121 part 1 and BS712 part 3
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • 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 (End test)
  • Writing a method statement (End test)
Knowledge Candidate will gain knowledge and competance to competently and safely carry out the plant operators role.
Methods Teaching Methods
Teaching is carried out both in a classroom environment teaching theory and within a simulated working environment with candidates using the plant machinery and practically applying the theory.

Assessment Methods
CPCS Theory & Practical Testing takes place on the last day of the course.

Qualifications Obtained

This course will give delegates a CPCS Red Trained Operator card (on successful completion of both CPCS Technical Tests).

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The Trained Operator Card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace until measured as competent against national standards. Experienced and able operators may hold a Trained Operator Card whilst being measured against national standards through an SVQ or NVQ.
Once you've obtained your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.

Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

The Competent Operator Card tells the observer that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through the CITB Health, safety and environment test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

Sign up for a Blue CPCS Vocational Qualification here.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisites: Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health and Safety test for Managers and Professionals (within the last 24 months).

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