CPCS Training (A61) - Appointed Person Lifting Operations - Foundation/Novice

£900 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 5 days

Trainer: P348SC

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This course is suitable for supervisors and managers with a responsibility for lifting operations and who has sufficient experience specified in British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

Aims & Objectives

This course aims to ensure delegates are aware of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how best to fulfill them. Delegates will demonstrate an ability to interpret and apply sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of
the BS 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

On completion of the course delegates with 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.

Course Delivery

This programme is delivered using classroom-based tutorials with a high proportion of hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises.

Delegates will undertake pre-course and post-course assessments.


Courses are available at training centres nationwide. This course can also be delivered on your premises subject to minimum delegate numbers and suitability of the venue. Please contact us for information.

Delegate Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Delegates must have sufficient experience of cranes to meet the requirements as laid out in British Standard 7121 safe use of cranes.

Delegates must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for managers no more than two years before attending this course.

It is also important that all delegates who attend this course have a good understanding of spoken and written English.


Successful candidates will achieve a red CPCS trained operator card which is valid for two years.

Candidates will need to achieve a L6 Diploma NVQ in controlling lifting operations – planning to upgrade their red card to a blue CPCS competent operator card.

Additional Information

The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in the maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to the delegates and further information is available upon request.

Course Programme

The CPCS Appointed Person – Lifting Operations A61 course covers the following:

- Safe systems of work including
- Method statements
- Current legislation, regulations and codes of practice
- The role and responsibilities of the appointed person
- An appreciation of crane specifications
- Crane documentation, stability, duty charts and safety devices
- Tower crane awareness
- Explanation of British Standard 7121
- Lift Planning
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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