In House Appointed Person Course
Three day for novices –
Two days for refresher training
This course is aimed at individuals who are required to plan safe systems of work using lifting
equipment such as mobile cranes. As this is a refresher training course, prior Appointed Person training and experience of working with cranes and other lifting equipment is required.
Course Aim and Contents:
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with sufficient underpinning knowledge in order 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.
Upon successful completion of the training course, candidates will be issued with an Appointed Person certificate and photo training card with three years’ expiry.
Topics covered during this course include:
..Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
..Codes of practice – BS7121
..Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations including selection and competencies
..Crane appreciation – crane types, capabilities and limitations
..Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
..Crane stability/ground conditions
..Safe Load Indicators (SLI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
..Types of lifting accessories and safe use
..Down rating of accessories
..Sling angles and the affect on SWL
..Methods of communication
..Planning a lifting operation
..Writing a Method Statement and Risk Assessment