CPCS APPOINTED PERSON TRAINING
In order to show their competency, an appointed person or operator looking to become an appointed person should look to achieve a qualification.
There are two specific appointed person courses in the UK; CPCS or NPORS.
CPCS Appointed Person (A61)
The CPCS appointed person course is aimed at supervisors and managers with responsibility for lifting operations and will give them a good understanding of the appointed persons responsibilities and how to fulfil them.
Upon completing the course and passing the CPCS technical tests, the learner would achieve a red CPCS Trained Operator card.
The Red Trained Operator card will only for 2 years. In this time you are required to undertake the relevant NVQ in order to upgrade your card to the Blue Competent Operator Card. The red card cannot be renewed, the only way to remain in the CPCS scheme is to complete the relevant NVQ.
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are competence based and are achieved in the workplace. They demonstrate your ability at work by recognising the skills, knowledge, ability, training and experience required to perform a job safely and in an effective and efficient manner.
To complete the NVQ you will be required to submit work based evidence and also complete an assessment by observation with the assessor.
At Eryri Consulting Limited, our Principal Consultant (Glyn Hughes) has carried out the training and NVQ and holds a CPCS card valid until May 2023.