CPCS - A61 Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)

Duration: 5 Days

Max Delegates: 6



If you have achieved the relevant CPCS course you will receive a CPCS 2 Year Red Trainer Operator Card.   If you hold an NVQ to cover the category you have been tested on you are eligible for a CPCS 5 Year Blue Competent Operator Card.

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Pre-Requisite Requirements


CSCS Touch Screen Test:

All candidates are required to complete their CSCS H&S touch screen test prior to a CPCS course/testing. All candidates are required to take the relevant CSCS Health Safety and environment test and this must be in date as required by the CPCS Scheme Rules (page 8 section B2 14-26 of the operator scheme rules). Failure to comply with this will lead to candidate not being eligible to take their course/test and full payment will still be applicable.




The A61 course will give you an understanding of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how to fulfil them.

- 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


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