The aim of this course is to provide underpinning knowledge to enable delegates to plan a safe and efficient lifting operation using cranes, in accordance with the requirements of LOLER 1998 and BS7121 – Safe Use of Cranes.
Our five day course has been designed to improve the learning experience of this intense course and to enhance delegates’ post course knowledge. Response to increasing the duration from the traditional four days has been unanimously positive from attendees.
Successful delegates will be awarded with a CPCS Trained Operator (Red) Card for Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)
By the end of the course, delegates must be able to:
- Demonstrate a sufficient level of subject knowledge and understanding
- Select a suitable crane & configuration for the lifting operation
- Select lifting accessories of a suitable type & size
- Create scale drawings which clearly show how the crane should be positioned
- Produce a clear and effective risk assessment and method statement
- 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 A61 – Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)
- Written Theory Test
- Practical Test which requires candidates to meet the stated objectives
Who Should Attend?
This course is for those who are required to plan & manage lifting operations. Experience in planning, supervising and/or carrying out lifting operations is strongly advised prior to attending the course; particularly in the use of mobile cranes.
All delegates must have passed the ConstructionSkills Health, Safety and Environmental Test at 'Managerial and Professional' level within two years prior to the course completion date