Appointed Person Lifting Operations

To get a construction plant job in the UK today, most sites require you to have a CPCS Red Trained Operators Card. The first step towards getting your CPCS red card is completing this NVQ Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in a construction environment course.

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CPCS A61 Appointed Person Lifting Operations Course

The CPCS A61 appointed person lifting operations course is intended for those who have been assigned day-to-day responsibilities for lifting operations planning. This course is designed to teach candidates how to carefully plan a lifting operation in order to ensure legal compliance and the health and safety of all employees and those who may be affected by their actions. This five day course will prepare candidates for the role of appointed persons as part of the lifting operations team by providing them with the essential skills, information, and training. This training is designed for supervisors and managers who are in charge of lifting operations, as well as those responsible for lift planning and approving safe systems of work for lifting activities. This course primarily focuses on mobile crane operations; however, extra short-duration modules are offered to expand expertise to include tower cranes, crawler cranes, excavators used as cranes, and so on.

This cpcs course consists of four days of training followed by CPCS theory and one day for practical exam. Candidates who pass the exam will be issued a red CPCS Trained Operator Card that is valid for two years. To convert their red Trained Operator card to a full five years blue competent operator cpcs red cardholders must complete the required NVQ.

This construction certification addresses typical risks and hazards in the construction industry, safe manual handling techniques, working safely at heights, and working safely with machinery and plants. It also discusses how crucial good collaboration and communication are to ensuring safe working procedures are followed in the construction sector.

How Will You Get Your CPCS A61 Course Card ?

To get your CPCS (A61) Appointed Person Lifting course card you must complete the following requirements:

We'll contact you within 48 hours to confirm your reservation or gather additional information before confirming your seat on the course. Please ensure that you have read and comprehended the terms and conditions of the CPCS Appointed Person lifting operation.


This is a requirement of the LOLER regulations. As previously indicated, in order to become an appointed person for lifting operations, you must have prior experience and have completed the necessary training.

An assigned person is in charge of your first-aid arrangements. This includes taking care of the equipment and facilities, as well as calling the emergency services. There can be more than one designated person, and they do not need any specific training.

The CPCS A61 course is assessed through a combination of theory and practical assessments. Candidates must pass a written theory test and a practical test that demonstrates their ability to plan, organize, and supervise lifting operations safely and efficiently.

The pass rate for the CPCS A61 course varies depending on the training provider and a particular candidate. However, the average pass rate is typically around 70-80%.

After passing the CPCS A61 course, candidate will receive a CPCS card that demonstrates their competence in planning, organizing, and supervising lifting operations. The card is valid for five years and can be renewed through ongoing training and assessment.

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