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Tel: 07747 740311

Tel: 07747 740311

CPCS A61 Appointed Person Course

Duration: 5.0 days

Who Should Attend? 

This programme is designed for Managers and Supervisors or anybody with the day-to-day responsibility for planning lifting operations. 


To instruct delegates how to safely plan a lifting operation to ensure compliance with the law and secure the health and safety of all employee’s and of those who may be affected by their actions. 


Days 1-4:


- Introductions 

- Explanation of CPCS qualification

- Legislation controlling crane operations

- BS 7121 Explanation

- L.O.L.E.R

- Regulations in detail

- Crane appreciation

- Drawing workshops 

- Crane stability 

- Accessories

- Question paper  


- Question paper answered 

- Planning lifting operations 

- Risk assessments and method statements 

- Planning a lift from the drawing board 

- Workshops Mobile cranes

- Crane specifications in more detail

- Question & answer session

- Question paper


- Company in-house procedures for lift planning 

- Question paper 

- Planning a lift scenario 

- Workshops 

- Planning a lift 

- Candidates reply 

- Course overview & question session 

Day 5: Technical test and assessment for A61


On completion of the course delegates will have sufficient knowledge and information to safely plan lifting operations for mobile cranes on a busy construction site. 

Delegates will be advised of the necessary managerial and practical considerations in planning lifting operations and will be given the opportunity to put this information into practice during simulated workshop lift planning exercises in the training room. This course will prepare candidates for a CPCS A61 assessment. 


Additional Information:

Please be advised that in order to undertake this course you will need to supply the following information at the time of booking: delegate’s full name, date of birth, national insurance number, CITB number and the date that the CSCS Professional or Managers Health and Safety Touch Screen Test was passed (which must have been taken within the past two years).


Course Times:


Usually 8.00am - 4.30pm. course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.

To book a place on this course - please use our contact page - or call us.