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.
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.
For more information about the health & safety test, including which test you need, how to book, revision downloads, please click here.
Also a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
For the CPCS Appointed Person course a thorough understanding of lifting operations is required.
About the data we need from you:
In order to process the booking we will ask for the following information:
Company Invoice Address
Your Contact Telephone Number
Your Email Address
In order to register the candidate for the test we are required to gather the following information about you:
Date of Birth
Scheme registration number if known (if not then we will gain this by accessing your Cskills record online)
National Insurance Number
We need this information to verify your identity and ensure we locate the correct record on the system. This information is shared only with CPCS and the awarding body Cskills and no other body or organisation (Ainscough Training certification will not be shared at all).
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This five day 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. However, a thorough understanding of lifting operations is required.
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
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)
Please note that the CPCS Technical (Theory) test questions are available to review prior to attending the course. Please click hyperlink below:
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.
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