CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Lifting Operations) Course

Overview

The CPCS A61 Appointed Person Training Course is designed for operatives who are responsible for the planning and execution of lifting operations. This specific plant training course will provide candidates with the knowledge to ensure compliance with the law and safety of employees and those who may be affected by their actions.

Anyone wishing to take this CPCS course MUST have a basic understanding and knowledge of health & safety issues, and have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test for Managerial & Professional Persons (MAP) within 2 years of the course examination date. You should have sufficient experience of cranes to meet the requirements specified in British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

On completion of your booking, one of our customer service team will be in touch to collect the following delegate information:

  • Existing CSCS Card Number
  • NI Number
  • D.O.B.

For Experienced Operators or those who require a re-test only please contact one of our booking team on 08000 931189.

Experienced Operator Training - 4 Days

Re-Test Only - 1 Day

Objectives

On successful completion of this CPCS training delegates will:

  • Have sufficient knowledge and information to safely plan lifting operations for mobile cranes on a busy construction site.
  • Identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Agenda

The CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Lifting Operations) Course will cover the following topics:

  • Legislation & Codes of Practice (BS 7121)
  • Roles & responsibilities of lifting operations personnel
  • Duties of the Appointed Person
  • Thorough examination & certification
  • Selection of cranes
  • Lifting capacity & duties charts
  • Crane positioning & configuration
  • Selection & use of lifting accessories
  • Methods of communication
  • Carrying out a risk assessment
  • Preparing a method statement
  • Crane plan & elevation drawings

Duration

5 days

Assessment

Candidates will be required to undertake both practical and theory tests.  On successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests delegates will be issued with a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card which is valid for 2 years.

Who Should Attend?

Operatives who are responsible for the planning and execution of lifting operations.

Suggested Progression

The CPCS Red Card is only valid for 2 years and delegates will be required to progress to the CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card.  To achieve this delegates must complete the relevant NVQ.  The Blue card had a 5 year expiry and is renewable.

Accreditation

CPCS - Construction Plant Competence Scheme

Prerequisites

In order to confirm your booking, a member of our team will be in contact to collect the following information: Existing CSCS Card Number NI Number Date of Birth Candidates MUST have an in-date CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test for Managerial & Professional Persons (MAP) which has been completed within 2 years of the course examination date. A good understanding of written and spoken English is essential. If you are unsure of the requirements for your course, please feel free to get in touch.

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  • Will lunch be Included?

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