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SQA Level 4 Controlling Lifting Operations SCQF Level 8: Planning Lifts (Appointed Person)

This is a competence based qualification, conducted in a real workplace environment.   It covers areas such as planning lifting activities using cranes and/or lifting equipment; evaluating and selecting work methods; planning the preparation of a site; and developing and maintaining good working relationships.

This qualification is certificated by SQA.

Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 4
Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction)

Achieving an SVQ allows candidates to prove they have the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their work safely and effectively.  Candidates will build up a portfolio of evidence, proving their competence as an Appointed Person.

CPCS require all plant operators to complete a VQ to upgrade their CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) to the CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).

NPORS require all plant operators, working in the construction industry, to complete a VQ to upgrade their NPORS CSCS Operator Card to the NPORS Competent Operator Card.

Duration

There is no set time for achieving the SVQ.  Candidates work towards gaining this qualification at their own pace.  Most SVQ’s are completed in 3 – 12 months.

Attendee Numbers

An assessor will guide the candidate through the SVQ on a one-to-one basis.

Certification

SVQ Level 4 – Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts (Construction).  This is a life-long qualification.

Upon successful completion of the SVQ and relevant Health and Safety Test, candidates who currently hold a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red) can apply for a CPCS or NPORS Competent Operator Card, valid for 5 years.

To maintain their card and registration with CPCS, delegates are required to pass a Managers Health and Safety Test, a CPCS Plant Renewal Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.

To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, construction industry delegates are required by NPORS to pass a Managers Health and Safety Test and meet the relevant renewal requirements, every 5 years.

Location

Assessments are conducted on site.

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