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CPCS Appointed Persons Training

Construction Management
Holland TCS _ CPCS Appointed Persons Training
Duration5 days
Max number8

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the required knowledge and skills to understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person in lifting operations.

Following successful completion of this course candidates will be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Legislation & Codes of Practice (including BS-7121)
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty Charts
  • Crane Terminology

Day 2

  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use

Day 3

  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation

Day 4

  • CPCS Theory Assessment
  • CPCS Practical Assessment
Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Observe regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Follow safe systems of work including method statements
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Describe different types of cranes and associated terminology
  • Understand crane documentation
  • Understand crane stability, duty charts and safety devices
  • Appreciate tower cranes
  • Observe British Standard 7121
  • Recognise the role of appointed persons
  • Plan a lift.

Additional Information

All candidates must sit the CITB Health & Safety Managers test which will take about 45 minute prior to the course. We cannot proceed with the Appointed Persons test until everybody on the course has passed the Health & Safety Managers test.

Who Should Attend

The CPCS Appointed Person Lifting Operations course is aimed at anyone who is required to plan safe systems of work using lifting equipment.

It is recommended that prior to attending this course, individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, such mobile cranes, to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to manage and plan the types of lifting operations that occur within the industry.


Certification & Assessment

To achieve the CPCS Red Card for Appointed Person delegates will have to successfully achieve both aspects of a Theory and Practical Test.

On successful completion of these CPCS Technical tests, delegates will receive the CPCS Red Trained Operator Card. This card is valid for a period of two years. During this time you must complete a NVQ level 5 Diploma to convert from Red card (Trained Operator) to Blue card (Competent Operator).

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