Appointed Person

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Carry out planning for selection of cranes, personnel and lifting equipment for the management of a lifting operation to the required standard.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of safe and appropriate techniques for planning lifting operations.
  • Plan the lift including resources required to supervise, co-ordinate and control all types of lifting operations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Course Summary

  • Relevant legislation
  • BS 7121
  • British safety signals
  • Cranes: types and terms
  • Crane documentation
  • Tower crane appreciation
  • Role of an appointed person
  • Control of the lifting operation
  • Preparing lifting plans
  • Manufacturers’ recommendations
  • Safe planning of lifts
  • Duties of a lifting supervisor
  • Identification of suitable ground conditions
  • Sequence of siting a crane
  • Crane stability and duty charts
  • •Safety devices
  • Safe slinging
  • Safe systems of work, including method statements
  • Rigging and reeving
  • Automatic safe load indicators
  • Multi crane lifting
  • CPCS theory preparation


CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years, STS Group Certificate, NPORS

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