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CPCS A61 Appointed Person


5 Days

Course Description

Who Is This Course Designed For:

The CPCS A61 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in the role of an Appointed Person in order to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content:

  1. Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger, a signaler, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel
  2. State basic requirement of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
  3. Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
  4. State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
  5. Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height
  6. Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statuary, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc
  7. Identify different types of cranes, and explain their capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations
  8. Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
  9. Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts
  10. Calculate lifting equipment point loading's/outriggers loading's, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
  11. Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by, RCIs and anti – collision systems
  12. Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories Inc: swing ways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties chart, range diagrams and specification sheets
  13. List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
  14. Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and through examination reports, etc
  15. Calculate sling size and angles
  16. Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
  17. Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads
  18. Identify weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads
  19. Position and configure the vehicle and loader crane for lifting duties
  20. Deploy the stabilisers to specification
  21. Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  22. Program/set – up and/or comply with Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment Indicators for lifting duties
  23. Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads
  24. Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the loader crane
  25. Place loads accurately at designated positions including on/into and from the vehicle
  26. Explain the use of, types and fitting of boom extensions
  27. Minimise the swinging loads
  28. Secure loads on or in the vehicle
  29. Explain different types of lifting accessories compatible with loader crane use
  30. Maintain safe working situations
  31. Carry out shut down and securing procedures

A CITB Managerial and Professional H&S Test must have been passed within the last 2 years is required for this course. To achieve the Once you have achieved your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card it lasts for 2 years. During these 2 years you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card. Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

Course contact Info

Date Posted:
24 August, 2018

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