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Appointed Person Training – Lifting Operations

CPCS Category Code A61

Oasis, South Ealing, Popes Lane, W5 4NG

ONLY 795.00 NO VAT

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.

What makes wep:HSE so different to other training providers and why is our pass rate so successful?

Course delivery and learning outcome methods for A61 is as follows:

The Appointed Person A61 training course is a technically demanding course and as a result of this, and setting us aside from other training providers, our candidates have much more interactive learning activities and homework.  Many other training providers tend to focus their delivery on theory, Regulations and standards and then straight onto the technical and practical tests on the last day (day 4).  This by its pure virtue can be quite overwhelming for some candidates.

Here at wep:HSE we have tailored the course, we start the week with good social introductions with the group, seeing as they are going to be working with each other throughout the week, it is vital we do this.

Followed by ‘round the table discussions’ and mock technical tests.  These mock tests are practiced in-group format twice a day, everyday! Purposely we are managing the candidate’s expectations at this point forward allowing us to identify any areas of weaknesses. Day 1 we cover standards such as BS 7121, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Risk Assessment, Law etc.

On day 2 we move onto the real work and the real world with the practical aspects of planning lifting operations in the workplace.  This includes re-learning old technical & scaled drawing skills whilst covering subjects such as mode angles, counterweights, outriggers, ground conditions etc and at this point candidates are starting to prepare themselves for the practical and technical examination.

Homework is given on day 2, which consists of writing a method statement / lifting plan and risk assessment based on a set scenario.  On this subject, is why we recommend that candidates spread their week by staying in local accommodation, as a long commute to and from the training venue could have an impact on their homework.

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 at least 2 years before undertaking the CPCS technical test.  (we have our own CSCS test centre)

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 four-day course.


Oasis Ealing, Popes Lane, W5 4NG

Please note that this course can also be delivered in-house and internationally, 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%.


£795.00 per person (NO VAT)

Price includes CPCS registration, exam fees, CPCS Card (Red Trained Operator) and course materials.

Local accommodation

For details of local accommodation in the area go to our downloads section on the home page.

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