CPCS A61 Appointed Person - 5 day Course Lancashire & Hertfordshire



Pre Course Requirement

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test leading to the award of a CPCS card MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the relevant Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years of taking the technical test.

This is a 45 minute touch screen multiple choice test consisting of 50 questions. This test can be taken at various Pearson Vue test centres though out the country, you can arrange your own test and locate your nearest test centre by clicking here. Person Vue

For the CPCS Appointed Person course you would need The Health Safety & Environment test for Managers and Professionals (MAP).

Revision is strongly recommended for the Health & Safety Test; revision books, DVDs and downloads are available from CITB store

The Mobile Phone App is available from iTunes

Target Delegates

In response to our clients needs, this extended course is aimed at anyone who is required to plan safe systems of work, using lifting equipment with no or very little experience of planning lifting operations using mobile cranes. Although, thorough understanding of lifting operations is required. This gives additional training as preparation for the Technical test on day five of the course.

Course Content

Five consecutive days

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to
understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of
the course candidates will be able prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations
including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • 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)

Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below:

A61 Theory Test Questions 

Grants available for companies registered with CSkills. Please contact your local grant office for current rates.



Certification

Certification:
Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Appointed Person (Lifting Operations).

Next Stage

Please note the Red CPCS card is only valid for 2 years. Within this time you must complete your NVQ level 5 Diploma to convert from Red card to Blue card. To book your NVQ please click NVQ booking. The Blue CPCS card is valid for 5 years.

Has your Red CPCS card expired? Or do you wish to go straight to blue?
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