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.
Potential and existing operators who have received no formal instruction and those requiring refresher training.
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
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
Planning a lifting operation
Writing a risk assessment (End test)
Writing a method statement (End test)
Candidate will gain knowledge and competance to competently and safely carry out the plant operators role.
MethodsTeaching 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.
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.
Pre-requisites: Candidates must have passed the CSCS Health and Safety test for Managers and Professionals (within the last 24 months).