Appointed Person Lifting Operations

  • Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an appointed person will be able to:
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger, a Signaller, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel
  • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
  • Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
  • State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height
  • Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc
  • Identify different types of cranes, and explain their capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations
  • Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts
  • Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
  • Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by, Ras and anti-collision systems
  • Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories inc: swingaways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets
  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
  • Calculate sling sizes and angles
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
  • Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads
  • Identify weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads

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