The CPCS Appointed Persons course is designed for workers that already have construction site experience either as a slinger/signaller, or crane supervisor, or have been in a role of responsibility associated with the movement of loads. This is a comprehensive training course designed to give delegates the knowledge to be able to pass their CPCS A61 tests. A good level of communication, reading and writing in English are required, plus a good base understanding of mathematics is essential.
CPCS A61 Theory Questions & Scenarios
Please click on this link for the CPCS A61 Appointed Person theory test questions and standard practical assessment scenarios.
Please beware of web sites selling CPCS Theory Test answers. The answers are often out of date and inaccurate. Testers are required to ask supplementary questions to check candidate understanding, particularly when they suspect that ‘model’ answers have been learned.
The course is split into four days of training and one day of testing. By the end of the course delegates will have the knowledge to be able to design safe lifting plans that are compliant with the law, and take into account all health and safety requirements on site.
- Site induction, CPCS explanation and expectations.
- Relevant Health & Safety legislation.
- Responsibilities of the Appointed Person.
- British Standards BS: 7121
- Crane appreciation and stability.
- Different types of cranes, and their uses.
- Practice question papers.
- How to create good drawings.
- Lift plans.
- Appreciation of different types of loads and hazards on site.
- Risk assessments and method statements.
- Procedures for planning lifts.
- CPCS Theory & Practical Tests.
The training and assessment is entirely classroom based.
Pre-requisites and additional information
Delegates MUST have passed their CSCS Manager’s & Professionals (MAP) Health, Safety, and Environment Test within the last 2 years (to the date of the actual CPCS tests). Delegates that arrive without having possessing a valid CSCS HSE pass will not be permitted to attend and will lose the full cost of the course.
Additional fees apply if re-tests are required.
8.00am – 4.00pm or 9am – 5pm, depending on venue. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.
This course is eligible for CITB grants. More information can be found by clicking here.
Prices are inclusive of VAT.