NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts is intended for individuals who are involved in supervising lifting operations in the construction sector. This qualification provides a nationally recognized credential that validates their skills and knowledge in this field. It is suitable for those who are already in a supervisory role and wish to enhance their competence and recognition in the industry.

Assessment Process – The assessment is based on four, five or potentially six assessment methods: Direct observation – an assessor will come to observe you at work. Visits are scheduled according to your availability

Written questionnaire – when we come for the first visit we will print your units and you will have to answer in writing about 100-150 theoretical questions. You will do this in your time, once you have finished you will send the answers to us and we will attach them to the portfolio. We will give you guidance, but the answers must be yours. Professional discussion – if you do not want to cover the theoretical questions in writing, we can organize a recorded discussion between you and the assessor where they will be covered. It takes between 1-2 hours and should be planned a little in advance (the assessor will make a plan of the discussions, will send it to you and then you will set a convenient day for both of you). This can take place at your site or at our office.

Evidence – attesting professional competence these include:

  • Site Safety Signs.
  • Method statements/risk assessments signed.
  • LOLER / PUWER weekly checks.
  • all short of meeting minutes or completed sheets.
  • H&S.
  • progress.
  • coordination.
  • Plans / Drawings.
  • Email correspondence.
  • H&S audit reports.
  • Permit to work / Hot work permits completed and signed.

The list is not exhaustive, in principle any document related to your work can be attached to the portfolio.

Mandatory Units 

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  • Supervising lifting operations using lifting equipment in the workplace
  • Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work in the workplace
  • Co-ordinating preparation work for site or lifting operations in the workplace
  • Allocating work and checking people’s performance in the workplace
  • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace
  • Co-ordinating and organising the control of work in the workplace
  • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace

Entry Conditions:

The entry requirements for the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts are quite flexible. There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification. However, it is recommended that centers carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Once you have been awarded your Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts you will also be able to upgrade your Red Trained Operator card for a CPCS or NPORS Competent Operator card which is then valid for 5 years.

The length of time that the qualification takes to complete can vary. Most people will finish within 6-12 months, but it depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you are able to gather your evidence.

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