Appointed person

(lifting operations) 5 day course (4 days training one day testing)

Who Should Attend?

The role of Appointed Person is critical to lifting operations, and it carries a great deal of responsibility in law.  This course is aimed at delegates who will be required to act as an Appointed Person and do not have any formal training.  Individual’s selected to attend the training should have some experience and technical knowledge of cranes and lifting operations and lifting accessories. Only personnel who have suitable and relevant prior experience, have a good numerical and literary ability, and managerial or supervisory experience should be selected by the employer for this course.

Course Objectives

This course is designed for individuals who are required to plan a safe system of work for lifting equipment.  The course will enable candidates to understand the roles and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following the successful completion of the course candidates will be able to identify and implement a safe system of work for lifting operations in accordance with LOLER and BS 7121 (series) requirements.

Course Content To Include

  • Legislation (HASAWA, LOLER, PUWER)
  • Codes of practice (BS 7121, LEEA)
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation; crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability / Ground conditions
  • Identification of lifting accessories
  • Slinging techniques and SWLs of accessories
  • Calculating SWL of accessories, Uniform load method, trigonometry (Sling Angles)
  • Communications requirements and methods
  • Developing a Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)
  • Completion of lifting plans and lifting accessories study

Candidates who wish to take the CPCS test at the end of the training will need also to pass the CITB managerial and professional health safety and environment test prior to the course commencing.