CPCS Appointed Person – CPCS A61

TypeExperienced & Novice

Course Aims of A61 Appointed Person

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

  • 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)

During of Training

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependent on experience.


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 contact Tel – 01623 287830 

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