Appointed Person

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Appointed Person

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Course Overview

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an Appointed Person.
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: Crane/Lift Supervisor, Crane operator, Slinger/Signaller, Crane erector and Maintenance personnel.
  • Demonstrate and explain how to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation including legislation, regulations, codes of practice that relate to all lifting operations and duties.
  • Explain and identify the different requirements to be followed for the lifting of persons, a basic lift, standard lift, complex lift and additional requirements for lifting from height.
  • Explain the notification process and the requirements for reporting procedures to Authorities, Utility bodies, and any other parties if affected by the lifting operation.
  • Identify different types of Cranes, their capabilities and limitations for lifting.
  • Explain the maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and all accessories.
  • Explain setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for diverse types of lifting equipment and lifts.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to calculate point loadings and outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes.
  • Explain the function and use of the RCI, LMI and anti-collision systems and utilise the information provided.
  • Demonstrate and explain the selection of the correct cranes for specified lifts including all accessories, ensuring correct duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets.
  • List and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories and explain their applications.
  • Explain and demonstrate different slinging techniques, calculating sling sizes and angles, balanced and unbalanced, centres of gravity and loose loads etc.

Course Duration



Experienced Worker Assessments