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APPOINTED PERSON TRAINING. Course starts 2nd July 2012. 8.30am.  London.

CPCS Category Code A61

Who is the course for?

This course is administered by the Construction Plant Certification Scheme and is designed for individuals who will be responsible for the planning, organising, monitoring and controlling of lifting operations in the workplace.

Course aim and objective

The aim and objective of this course is to provide the candidate with the underpinning knowledge, to be able to understand their roles and responsibilities when planning lifting operations, as per current legislation.

Course content

  • Legislation
  • British Standards BS7121 Safe Use of Cranes
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Duties Charts
  • Site Access & Egress
  • Documentation and certification
  • Crane stability/ ground conditions
  • Selection of lifting accessories
  • Types of lifting accessories
  • Mode factors
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Method statements
  • Risk assessments


On successful completion of the course the candidate will be awarded a red CPCS trained operator card endorsed with the category A61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations. This can only be issued if the candidate has an in date Managerial & Professional health, safety & environmental test (HS&E test), which has been achieved before undertaking the CPCS technical test.

 Course Attendance

Delegates are required to attend all sessions, since without full attendance the red CPCS trained operator card endorsed with the category A61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations will not be awarded.  Delegates must attend the days in order, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify.  If this is not possible the Delegate must enrol on a new course and retake the full five day course.


38b Pitshanger Lane, London, W5 1QP – 2nd July 2012.

Please note that this course can also be delivered in-house, on your premises and specifically for your employees. Please contact us for further details.

Pass Rate

wep:HSE pass rate for this course is in excess of 90%.


£800 per person + VAT (discount available for groups)

Price includes exam fees, certificate, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

Local accommodation

It is recommended for those commuting long distances to attend the course that they split the week up by staying in local accommodation.   This is an intensive training course and being fresh is critical to success.  We would recommend the following hotels & bed & breakfasts which are close to the training facility:

London Ealing Hotel
2-8 Hanger Lane, Ealing Common, Acton, W5 3HN. London(0.6 miles from Ealing) TEL: 44-208-896840.  The London Ealing Hotel features modern accommodations, just a 2 minute walk from EalingCommon Tube Station. It offers easy access to the M1, M4 and M40 highways. from
£ 74.52
The Fox & Goose Hotel
Hanger Lane, London (1.4 miles from Ealing)  AddressThe Fox & Goose Hotel, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London,W5 1DP. Tel 020 8998 5864.


This attractive, traditional hotel has an English pub with terrace and garden, all just 1.7 miles to the training venue.

£ 81.00
Ramada Encore London West
4 Portal Way, Gypsy Corner/ A40, Acton, London, W5 3HNTelephone: +44 (0)20 8896 8400 (1.9 miles from Ealing) Just 3.5 miles from Wembley Stadium, Ramada Encore London West offers stylish rooms with air conditioning. Situated outside the congestion zone, the hotel has a restaurant, on-site parking and a gym. from
£ 80.10
Best Western Chiswick Palace & Suites London 
73 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2LS +44 (0) 208 994 1712. (2.7 miles from Ealing) Show map. In an elegant period property, Best Western Chiswick Palace offers free parking and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is in Chiswick, a 5 minute walk from Turnham Green Underground Station. from
£ 75.65
Best Western Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel 
84 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0QW (3.5 miles from Ealing) Show map. Just a 5 minute walk from Hammersmith Underground (subway) Station and less than half a mile from Hammersmith Apollo, an entertainment venue, is the Best Western Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel. from
£ 110.00
Park Grand London Heathrow Gateway
449 Great West Road, Hounslow, Hounslow TW5 0BU. (3.5 miles from Ealing) Show map Just a 10 minute drive from London Heathrow Airport, this hotel provides modern accommodations with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The Park Grand London Heathrow Gateway has its own bar and restaurant.  Enquire for prices.

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