NPORS Appointed Person Course

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of an appointed person, to include associated legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • 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 a 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 as well as basic/standard/complex lifts 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
  • Identifying weights and centres of gravity for various types of loads and specify appropriate lifting accessories for various types of load
  • Demonstrate and illustrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes and state
  • Explain the importance of completing a reflective report on a lifting operation
  • Identify and plan an area with exclusion zones for diverse lifting operations identifying any proximity/underground hazards from supplied plans and drawings as well as safe access and egress before, during and after any lifting operation
  • Explain and identify the requirements for safe site access and egress for different types of lifting equipment
  • Demonstrate how to construct a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans with information supplied
  • Prepare and explain lift plan information to all personnel involved in lifting operations
  • Specify and explain positioning of the crane and load, identifying limiting factors and immovable obstructions that must be considered.
  • Identify and explain how environmental factors outside the lift zone, but within the surrounding area, can affect planned lifting operations