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Appointed Person for Lifting Operations

An Appointed Person is responsible for the planning of lifting operations, taking into account the ground conditions, site access / egress, existing proximity hazards and any other ongoing construction work.  They must be competent, with sufficient training, technical knowledge and experience, to develop a safe system of work for lifting operations.

We offer certification for the Appointed Person from the following awarding bodies: CPCS, NPORS.

We accept SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) funding for this course.

CPCS Appointed Person – Lifting Operations (A61)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely work as an Appointed Person.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 5 Day – Novice Course (includes CPCS Theory and Practical Tests)
  • 2 – 5 Days –
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory Test preparation (recommended for all delegates)
    • 1-3 Days practical training (depending on experience level)
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory and Practical Tests
  • 1 Day – CPCS Theory and Practical Testing only (no training given, experienced Appointed Persons only).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 8 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the CPCS tests, delegates will be issued with a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red), valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Delegates are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to a CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.

Location

This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice, subject to onsite requirements.

NPORS Appointed Person (N401)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely work as an Appointed Person.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.  

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 4 Day – Novice Course
  • 1 Day – Experienced Worker Course (Experienced Worker Tests are not an option for this category)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 6 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

NPORS Operator Card (Traditional) – Valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years. NPORS CSCS Operator Card (Construction Industry) – Valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to an NPORS Competent Operator Card.  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.

Location

This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice, subject to onsite requirements.

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