Training for a Red Trained Operator CPCS card that demonstrates your skills as an Appointed Person, widely recognised throughout the construction industry.
Who Should Attend
This is suitable for people involved in the planning of any lifting activity carried out in the working environment, including cranes, excavators, forklifts and lorry loaders.
Aims and Objectives
To provide you with the knowledge, understanding and responsibilities of the role of an appointed person
- Stating basic requirements of legislation, regulations, codes of practice, guidance and good practice documentation that relate to all types of lifting duties
- Explaining 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
- Identifying the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
- Describing the lighting requirements for in and out of service conditions for lifting equipment
- Stating requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
- Identifying different types of lifting equipment, and explain capabilities and limitations of each for given lifting operations
- Outlining pre-use checks requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
- Explaining maintenance inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
- Describing setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifting operations
- Calculating lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
- Identifying ground pressure and support loadings from given information
- Explaining the function and use of, and use information provided by, RCIs and safety devices applicable to a range of lifting equipment
- Selecting the correct lifting equipment for specified lifts
- Extracting information from manufacturer’s technical specifications, duties charts, range diagrams and other information sources
- Specifying lifting equipment configurations for specific types of lifting operations
- Identifying attachments and ancillaries to lifting equipment.
- Describing out of service procedures for lifting equipment including locations, configurations, and markings
- Listing different types of lifting accessories and explaining typical applications
- Identifying and explaining relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories e.g. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports
- Calculating sling capacities, lengths and angles
- Explaining slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
- Specifying appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads
- Identifying weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads
- Describing and specifying different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
- Explaining factors that determine types of communication methods, the limitations of each and the effects of poor communication
- Stating the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation
- Identifying potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
- Identifying and planing areas with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift
- Stating requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
- Specifying the security requirements for specific lifting operations
- Constructing a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans, including drawings, using given information
- Explaining additional requirements for pick and carry duties
- Communicating lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. lifting supervisor, machine operator, slinger etc.
- Specifying positioning of lifting equipment, loads in relation to fixed objects and other limiting factors
- Explaining the definition, requirements and factors for temporary works management and the effects on typical lifting operations
- Identifying how the effects of fatigue on the lifting team can affect a lifting operation and how it should be managed
- Evaluating and explaining how the weather, other environmental factors, and the surrounding area external to the lift zone - can affect the planned lifting operation
- Explaining how wind loadings and sail-affect areas are calculated
- Describing notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc.
- Explaining the requirements to be followed when lifting loads from height
You will be tested with a written theory test and a lifting assignment to plan and draw.
If you have not passed a Managers and Professionals (MAP) Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test within the last two years, we can also provide you at a discounted charge of £26.10 (including VAT).
You will upon passing receive a Red Trained Operator CPCS card that is valid for 2 years.
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