Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)

This course will enable candidates to understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for basic and standard lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

It is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should have some basic experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes. The course lasts 4 days.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Legislation
  • Codes of practice
  • 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
  • Safe Load Indicators and Safe Working Loads
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Writing a risk assessment
  • Writing a method statement