Appointed Person – Planning Lifting Operations

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Theory and Practical
5 days
Recognised by:
Lantra Awards
Course Prerequisites:

Knowledge of lifting equipment and lifting operations.

Appointed Person - Planning Lifting Operations has been designed as part of increased demand to enable those who plan lifting operations to have a recognised certificate where existing card schemes are not a contractual requirement.

Overview in brief

The course covers:

  • Current legislation surrounding lifting operations including BS7121
  • Plant Lifting Duty Charts
  • Lifting Appliances
  • The different duties of persons involved with lifting operations
  • Requirements when planning the lifting of persons.
Who should attend?

This course has been designed for anyone who is required to plan lifting operations for a range of lifting appliances throughout their working lives.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Plan lifting operations in accordance with the relevant legislation for basic, intermediate and complex lifts
  • Reference BS7121 and other sources of information in accordance with the requirements for the lifting appliance being used
  • Locate and understand information detailed on mobile plant lifting duty charts including excavators, cranes, lorry loaders and Telescopic material handlers
  • Identify the correct documentation required for lifting appliances
  • Understand crane types and terminology associated with cranes
  • Role of all persons involved in lifting operations as defined in BS7121
  • Identification of hazards and ground conditions within the working area
  • Automatic safe load indicators types and function
  • Construct a Safe system of work, including method statements, risk assessments, including drawings to specified dimensions
  • Safe slinging, methods of communication and effects of poor communication
  • Understand Crane stability and duty charts for crane rigging
  • Describe the requirements of reporting and liaising with local authority, airfields, and railways
  • Understand effects of wind on lifting operations and other environmental factors to be considered when planning a lifting operation
  • State requirements when planning the lifting of persons
  • Calculate outrigger loadings and spreader mat sizes and types from given information.
Other areas of interest?

Lifting operations – Crane Supervisor.

Slinging and Signalling the movement of suspended loads.

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