CPCS A61 Appointed Person 5 Day – Central London

Training Venue

Union Jack Club
Sandell Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8UJ

On site accommodation at the Union Jack Club available from £90. Special discounted rate for Ainscough Training Services candidates.
Please book direct with the Union Jack Club and let them know you are training with us to gain the special discounted rate .

Please note parking on site is available but is not free of charge and must be booked in advance with the venue.

Union Jack Club Tel: 020 7928 4814 Email: abo@ujclub.co.uk



Pre course requirements

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 Name
  • Company Address
  • 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:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Scheme registration number if known (if not then we will gain this by accessing your Cskills record online)
  • National Insurance Number
  • Email

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).

For more details on our privacy statement please click here.



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.

This course requires 2 – 4 hours homework each night





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?
Why not take advantage of our fastest most economical way to achieving your blue card with our unique straight to blue package.

Please click Straight to blue.


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