Appointed Persons Training

Course Overview:

This course will give you an understanding of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how to fulfil them.

It will also provide you with the ability to interpret and apply sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the BS 7121 Safe Use of Cranes guidelines.

If you already hold the CPCS Code A40 Slinger/Signaller, on completion of this course you will also achieve the CPCS Code A62 Crane Supervisor qualification.

This course is offered as a CPCS or NPORS  course click on the accreditation type above for more information.

The CPCS Code for this course is A61.

Course Content:

  • Upon completion of this course the delegates will be able to:
  • Observe regulations and Codes of Practice.
  • Follow safe systems of work including method statements.
  • Take personal responsibility.
  • Describe different types of cranes and associated terminology.
  • Understand crane documentation.
  • Understand crane stability, duty charts and safety devices.
  • Appreciate tower cranes.
  • Observe British Standard 7121.
  • Recognise the role of appointed persons.
  • Plan a lift.


CPCS Test Day          NPORS Test Day         

Course Duration:

Novice (recommended for delegates that have had some, limited or no experience with the machine): 5 days including your test day

Refresher (recommended if the delegate is experienced with the machine.  Refresher training will help to iron out any bad habits.): 2 days including your test day

Test only (Recommended only if the delegate has recently undertaken a similar qualification in a different accreditation.  No training or help will be given on the day.): 1 day.

Course Criteria: If you wish to undertake the CPCS training option you will need to have passed the health, safety & environment touch screen test within the last 2 year


CPCS courses can only be held at our accredited training centre.  Our NPORS  Course can be delivered at NTSS Ltd training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course if you have the necessary equipment and a suitable training environment.


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive either a CPCS Red Trained Operator card or an NPORS Certification depending on the course you have chosen.

How to Book:

We periodically run open Appointed Persons courses - any scheduled  upcoming courses will be displayed below. To make a general enquiry or to get a quote you can also complete the enquiry form below.

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