(A61) Appointed Person - Lifting Operations for Experienced Worker

Duration: 2 days

Pre-requisites: Candidates must have successfully passed the CSCS Health, Safety & Environmental touchscreen test for Managers within the past 2 years.

Course Aim:

The CPCS A61 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in the role of an Appointed Person in order to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS theory and practical tests.

Course Content:

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an Appointed Person will be able to:

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a crane supervisor, a crane operator, a slinger, a signaller, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel.
  • State basic requirement of legislation, regulations and codes of practice that relate to all types of lifting duties.
  • Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts.
  • State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons.
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
  • Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc.
  • Identify different types of cranes, and explain their capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations.
  • Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts.
  • Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outriggers loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information.
  • Explain the function and use of, and use information provided by, RCIs and anti-collision systems.
  • Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories Including: swing ways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties chart, range diagrams and specification sheets.
  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
  • Calculate sling size and angles.
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
  • Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads.
  • Identify weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads.
  • Position and configure the vehicle and loader crane for lifting duties.
  • Deploy the stabilizers for specification.
  • Explain action for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Program/set-up and/or comply with Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment indicators for lifting duties.
  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the loader crane.
  • Place loads accurately at designated positions including on/into and from the vehicle.
  • Explain the use of, types and fitting of boom extensions.
  • Minimize the swinging loads.
  • Secure the loads on or in the vehicle.
  • Explain different types of lifting accessories compatible with loader crane use.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Carry out shut down securing procedures.
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