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Appointed person (lift planner) course (October 2018)
Oct 8 - Oct 12
We are running 5 day CPCS Appointed person (A61) course.
This course is designed for people appointed to plan and manage lifting operations on site.
If the A40 slinger/signaller category is already held under CPCS, then the Crane Supervisor endorsement is also issued upon successful completion of the course.
Please get in touch to reserve a place.
Spaces are limited to 6 delegates per course.
Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an appointed person will be able to:
Legislative and regulative
- State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, codes of practice, guidance and good practice documentation that relate to all types of lifting duties
- Explain the duties and responsibilities of those involved in a lifting operation including: an appointed person, a lifting operations supervisor, a lift co-ordinator, a machine operator, a slinger, a signaller, a lifting equipment installer/erector and maintenance personnel
- Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
- Describe the lighting requirements for in and out of service conditions for lifting equipment
- State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
- Identify different types of lifting equipment, and explain capabilities and limitations of each for given lifting operations
- Outline pre-use checks requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
- 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 lifting operations
- Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
- Identify ground pressure and support loadings from given information
- Explain the function and use of, and use information provided by, RCIs and safety devices applicable to a range of lifting equipment
- Select the correct lifting equipment for specified lifts
- Extract information from manufacturer’s technical specifications, duties charts, range diagrams and other information sources
- Specify lifting equipment configurations for specific types of lifting operations
- Identify attachments and ancillaries to lifting equipment.
- Describe out of service procedures for lifting equipment including locations, configurations, and markings
- List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
- Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories e.g. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports
- Calculate sling capacities, lengths 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
- Describe and specify different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
- Explain factors that determine types of communication methods, the limitations of each and the effects of poor communication
- State the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation
- Identify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
- Identify and plan an area, with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift
- State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
- Specify the security requirements for specific lifting operations
- Construct a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans, including drawings, using given information
- Explain additional requirements for pick and carry duties
- Communicate lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. lifting supervisor, machine operator, slinger etc.
- Specify positioning of lifting equipment, loads in relation to fixed objects and other limiting factors
- Explain the definition, requirements and factors for temporary works management and the effects on typical lifting operations
- Identify how the effects of fatigue on the lifting team can affect a lifting operation and how it should be managed
- Evaluate and explain how the weather, other environmental factors, and the surrounding area external to the lift zone – can affect the planned lifting operation
- Explain how wind loadings and sail-affect areas are calculated
- 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.
- Explain the requirements to be followed when lifting loads from height
ACOP offer the full range of CPCS-accredited courses. This listing is an example of what we have forthcoming.
However, please contact us will any individual requirements, or to ask for any cancellations and last minute offers.