CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course

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CPCS Appointed Person Course (Lifting Operations A61)

At Emerson Cranes, we provide the CPCS Appointed Person Training Course (A61) qualification. This Appointed Person training course is designed for those who are responsible for the planning and execution of Lifting Operations. This essential course is delivered over 5 days. Legislation requires candidates that are taking the role of planning and executing lifting operations to have passed the technical test, in order to ensure maximum safety at all times. Our CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course is the perfect preparation method before taking the technical test.

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Many candidates find the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Technical Test particularly challenging, even if they already have extensive lifting operations experience. We have created a 5 day course to give candidates some additional time to work through the Technical part and spend additional time preparing for the examination. We provide you with everything that you need to know throughout the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course to give you a good chance of being able to pass the technical test. Below is some helpful information, including pricing and location, along with a form to request a date.

Course Details

Course Title:
(A61) Appointed Person

5 Days

Course Price:
Price on Request

Theory Resit:
Price on Request

Practical Resit:
Price on Request includes 1 full day practical training

Training Location:

The CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course is designed for all operatives responsible for the planning and execution of Lifting Operations. This course will make candidates aware of the Appointed Person’s responsibilities and how best to fulfil them. Following successful completion of the course, candidates should be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations. This includes writing risk assessments and method statements, all of which will be taught throughout the Appointed Person course.

The learning outcomes of the CPCS Appointed Person Training includes:

✓ Understand the roles and responsibilities of an Appointed Person
✓ Understanding relevant regulations & associated codes of practice
✓ Be able to recognise the differences of basic, standard and complex lifts
✓ Calculate sling sizes & angles, slinging techniques for balanced & unbalanced loads
✓ Explain the procedures for notification, liaising and reporting
✓ Recognise the capabilities and limitations of different cranes
✓ Be aware are of hazards – carry out effective risk assessments
✓ Select appropriate methods of communication
✓ Have an in-depth understanding of weights and measurements
✓ Be able to set up, erect, level and dismantle equipment pre and post lifting operations.
✓ Decide which cranes and accessories are required and how to apply them

Further Learning:

The CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course must be followed up by an NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction), within two years. This will award you with a CPCS Competent Operator card for Appointed Person (Lifting Operations).

To further develop your abilities in managing safe systems of work, the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course is recommended.

Other options for this course:

✓ CPCS Technical Test Only (no training given).

If you would like to find out more information surrounding the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course, or the technical test, get in touch with a member of our friendly team today. We can offer advice on this course or on any of our other available courses. Call us today on 020 8548 3900 or fill in the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course