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Controlling Lifting Operations
Planning Lifts – SVQ level 3 (appointed person)

Course 223

Appointed PersonCourse Duration

There is no set time for the VQ achievement process to take; candidates can work towards gaining the award at their own pace.

Course Objectives

In order to complete this SVQ the candidate must be able to:

  • Provide evidence of their own work proving competence in Controlling Lifting Operations:  Planning Lifts.
  • Allow observation visits from assessor.
  • Undertake recorded professional discussions.
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Units to be Achieved

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • Plan lifting activities.
  • Plan work activities and resources to meet work requirements.
  • Evaluate and select work methods.
  • Plan the preparation of the site for the project.
  • Identify, allocate and plan the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • Plan and establish health, safety, welfare and environmental systems for lifting operations.

Evidenced by

  • Work log books.
  • Photographs/DVD.
  • Work sheets and time sheets.
  • Oral questioning by the assessor.
  • Practical observations.
  • Recorded professional discussion.
  • Course certificates from previously attended related courses.
  • Witness testimony from management that is verified by an assessor.
  • Written question papers produced by the assessor to quantify knowledge.


SQA SVQ Level 3

Any Other Relevant Information

Upon achievement of SVQ Level 3 and a Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals, the candidate can apply for a CPCS Competent Operator Card as Appointed Person.  The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

CPCS Slinger Signaller
VQ Level 2 in Controlling Lifting Operations : Slinger Signaller

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