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Non-CPCS Appointed Person Refresher

This course provides an opportunity to look back over the theory of the Appointed Person course and ensure that knowledge is current and in-date.

Who is it for?

-This course is aimed at individuals who have undertaken previous Appointed Person training.

-You must have a good understanding of written and spoken English (link to example text).

-You will be required to produce scale drawings, use formulae and complete calculations, so a certain degree of mathematical competence is necessary (link to examples of maths expected).

Course Details

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
  • Duties charts
  • Crane terminology
  • 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
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles and the affect on SWL
  • Methods of communication
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Writing a risk assessment and writing a method statement



Two day theory training.


Candidates will be issued with an Appointed Person certificate and photo card with a three year expiry date.

Next Steps

Upon expiry of the certification, candidates may return to complete another refresher.