Appointed Person Lifting (CPCS A61)

Course Description


The Appointed Person Lifting (CPCS A61) course is designed for individuals who will be responsible for the planning, organising and controlling of lifting operations in the workplace.

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

This course is administered by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme and topics covered include:

  • 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 Statement
  • Risk Assessments


Candidates will take a written test, and  if including practical training will also take a practical assessment. On successful completion of the course the candidate will be awarded a red CPCS operator card endorsed with the category A61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations.

Method of Study

This course is available In Classroom with Practical Training and Assessment.

Classroom Courses

  • Complete Course 5 days

Please Note

This red CPCS operator card endorsed with the category A61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations can only be issued if the candidate has an in date CITB Health, Safety & Environment – Managerial & Professional Test, which has to be achieved before undertaking the CPCS technical test.


Refunds of fees will only be made for written cancellations received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course (less a 10% cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However, we are happy to accept substitute delegates. Any changes to delegates should be notified, by telephone, as soon as possible.Bookings that are accepted within 48 hours are deemed confirmed and subject to payment, even if the delegate is subsequently unable to attend.

The programme of courses is correct at the time of publication. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control.

Course Details

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5 Days

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Typical cost per candidate:


Typical cost per course:

Classroom/Practical: £865.00

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