Non CPCS Appointed Person – 5 Day Non CPCS


When completing Non CPCS Training with us you will attend a CPCS course and complete the same training and testing but be awarded our own certification on successful completion.

Please click here to be directed to the CPCS page to make the booking. Please add ‘NON CPCS’ in the additional notes to let us know. If you need any help please let us know.


Pre Course Requirement

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

Ainscough Training certification will not be shared at all. 

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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. This gives additional training as preparation for the Technical test on day five of the course.


Course Content

Title: Appointed Person

Duration: Five (5) consecutive days including 1 day covering theory and practical Testing

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them tounderstand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to identify 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
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity (R.C.I) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Writing a risk assessment
  • Writing a method statement




Successful candidates will be awarded an Ainscough certificate of training along with a photo ID card endorsed Appointed Person and will be valid for 5 years. Please note that on major construction sites this may not satisfy the training requirements where a CPCS card is required. If you are unsure please call the number shown below for further advice.


Next Stage

This card has a 5 year recommended expiry date.