CITB CPCS Appointed Persons (Lifting Operations)

CITB CPCS Appointed Persons (Lifting Operations)

Safety Training

CITB CPCS Appointed Persons (Lifting Operations)

Course Date(s) 31st January 2022

31st Jan 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Feb 2022


The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Course Content:

Topics covered during this course include:
• Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
• Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
• Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
• Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
• Duty charts
• Crane terminology
• Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
• Crane stability/ground conditions
• Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
• Lifting accessories
• Types of accessories and use
• Slinging techniques
• Down rating of accessories
• Sling angles
• Communications
• Planning a lifting operation
• Writing a risk assessment (end test)
• Writing a method statement (end test)

Course Duration

4 days + assessment day

Number of Delegates



Successful candidates will be awarded a Red CPCS Trained Operator card endorsed with the category Appointed Person (Lifting Operations). This card can only be issued if the candidate has an in date Manager’s Health Safety & Environment test which was taken and passed before undertaking the CPCS Technical Test.

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