Non CPCS Appointed Person 2 Day Refresher (Lancashire)

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What is the role of the Appointed Person

The Appointed Person (AP) is responsible for the planning of the lifting operations from its conception to the completion.

Whist the AP does not have to be present on site, their lift plan takes responsibility of the lift from when the crane arrives at the site entrance, for its passage through the site to the “setting up”  position, for the crane set up itself, for the lift, for the crane dismantling and for its egress from the site.

Complying with all relevant Acts and Regulations, Approved Codes Of Practice and for producing the necessary risk assessments and method statements

The AP can delegate designated tasks to suitable competent personnel but cannot delegate responsibility.


Target Delegates

This course is aimed at delegates who currently plan safe systems of work using lifting equipment. Itis recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should obtain a copy of BS7121 parts1 & 3 plus a copy of LOLER 98 ACoP. They should be familiar with all relevant legislation.



Pre Course Requirement

The 2 day refresher Appointed Person course is ideal for candidates who are experienced and very familiar with the role of the AP and just need to refresh their skills and knowledge, however for more in-depth training, candidates should consider the 5 day course.


Course Content

Title: Appointed Person Refresher Training

Duration: Two (2) day

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with refresher training in order for them to confirm their understand of the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Prior to attending this course/assessment candidates should already be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Ground conditions / Mat calculation
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Scale Drawings

This is a classroom based training course. No PPE will be required

Further Information:

For further information please call 0844 2250240



Successful candidates will be awarded an Ainscough certificate of training along with a photo ID cardendorsed Appointed Person (refresher) which will be valid for 5 years. Please note that on major construction sites this may not satisfy the training requirements where a CPCS card is required. If you are unsure please call the number shown below for further advice.


Next Stage

This card has a recommended 5 year expiry.


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