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Appointed Person (A61)


The Appointed Person course is designed to give you the skills & knowledge to become competent in planning safe systems of work for carrying out lifting operations.

In response to candidate feedback we offer the Appointed Person course over either 4 or 5 days, depending on experience. Many candidates find the CPCS A61 Appointed Person Technical Test particularly challenging, even some of those with extensive lifting operations experience, so the extra day may be beneficial to you.

Complete one of our Self-Profiles to gauge your readiness for the Appointed Person course.

We think that many of our customers would benefit from doing a day release Appointed Person course and we would like your feedback on this; please contact us to give us your thoughts.

Successful Completion:

Successful candidates will be awarded a CPCS Trained Operator card for Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)


5 Days

Further Learning:

The 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).

This course can be done without the CPCS Technical Test, which would award Emerson certification.

There are limited places available on each course, see prices and check availability now.

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Please note:

All candidates that attend the CPCS Appointed Person course must have passed the ConstructionSkills Managerial and Professional Health & Safety Test within two years prior to commencing the course.

Information is available at: http://www.cskills.org/supportbusiness/healthsafety/test/

Or call: 0344 994 4488

Pre-course Information:

For the CPCS test questions and practical test specification, visit: http://www.cskills.org/education/cpcs/index.aspx

To Enquire / Book
Simply call us on 0208 548 3979  / 0208 548 3985 and we will be happy to discuss any question you may have!

CPCS A61 Appointed Person 


Learn your way, your pace.

>> Course Content:

Legislation & Codes of Practice (BS 7121)

Roles & responsibilities of lifting operations personnel

Duties of the Appointed Person

Thorough examination & certification

Selection of cranes

Lifting capacity & duties charts

Crane positioning & configuration

Selection & use of lifting accessories

Methods of communication

Carrying out a risk assessment

Preparing a method statement

Crane plan & elevation drawings

CPCS Technical Test for category A61 – Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)