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CPCS A61 Appointed Person

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CPCS A61 Appointed Person


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A61 Appointed Person Course Aims

To provide comprehensive construction plant training on the responsibilities of an Appointed Person. To fully enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

A61 Appointed Person Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
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
Planning a lifting operation
Writing a risk assessment (End test)
Writing a method statement (End test)
Frequently asked questions about CPCS A61 Appointed Person
How long is the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Training Course Duration?
To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.
Can you tell me more about the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Test?
In order to obtain the necessary Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test for Managerial & Professional (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test in addition to the Practical Test.

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ.

For more information on required NVQ call us on 01623 287830
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