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.
The 5 day Non CPCS Appointed Person course is ideal for candidates with lifting experience and those who wish to become an Appointed Person. It is also suitable for Health & Safety Executives, or similar roles who wish to have an awareness of lift plans.
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge, in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.
The course is a mixture of both theory and practical training and incorporates a theory and practical tests.
Duration: Five (5) consecutive days including 1 day covering theory and practical Testing
Course Aim and Contents:
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them tounderstand 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 lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.
Topics covered during this course include:
Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
Codes of practice ‐ BS7121
Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
Crane stability/ground conditions
Rated Capacity (R.C.I) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
Successful candidates will be awarded an Ainscough certificate of training along with a photo ID card endorsed Appointed Person and 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.