CPCS Appointed Person – 5 day course Central London

What is the role of the Appointed Person

The Appointed Person (AP) is responsible for the planning of the lifting operations from its conception to the completion.

Whist the AP does not have to be present on site, their lift plan takes responsibility of the lift from when the crane arrives at the site entrance, for its passage through the site to the “setting up”  position, for the crane set up itself, for the lift, for the crane dismantling and for its egress from the site.

Complying with all relevant Acts and Regulations, Approved Codes Of Practice and for producing the necessary risk assessments and method statements

The AP can delegate designated tasks to suitable competent personnel but cannot delegate responsibility.

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Target Delegates

The 5 day CPCS Appointed Person course is ideal for candidates with lifting experience and those who wish to become an Appointed Person. It is also suitable for Health & Safety Executives, or similar roles who wish to have an awareness of lift plans.

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 to prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

The course is a mixture of both theory and practical training and incorporates the CPCS theory and practical tests.

Successful completion of the tests will result in the issue of the CPCS Red card which is valid for 2 years.

The CPCS Blue Card Package is also available for all candidates, this includes the course and the NVQ.
The Blue card package is the cheapest and quickest way to gain your Blue CPCS card.

For those candidates who have experience as an AP and may already have the evidence they could use for their NVQ, they could have the option of the Straight to Blue CPCS card package. 

Both the Blue card package and the Straight to Blue Package could also be suitable for candidates who have let their CPCS card expire.

Please ask for details and we will identify the option for your specific training needs

Please call 01772 623591 or email info@ainscoughtraining.co.uk

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Pre Course Requirements

A thorough understanding of lifting operations is required for anyone wishing to attend the CPCS Appointed Person course.

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

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.

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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Certification

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

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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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