Course Code: APC
Course Duration: 3 Days
Who Should Attend?
The role of Appointed Person is critical to lifting operations and it carries a great deal of responsibility in law. This course is aimed at delegates who will be required to act as an Appointed Person and who do not have any formal training but do have some experience and technical knowledge of cranes and lifting. Only suitable personnel should be selected for this course.
To provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and training with regard to legislation and the roles and responsibilities of all personnel involved in lifting operations in accordance with BS7121.
Management and Supervision of Lifting Operations
In order to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), the British Standards Institution (BSI) provides the code of practice BS7121 – Safe Use of cranes.
This code of practice introduces the title of ‘Appointed Person’ – the competent person responsible for developing a safe system of work for every lifting operation and ‘Crane Supervisor’ – the competent person responsible for ensuring a safe lift takes place.
Competence is defined as ‘sufficient experience, technical knowledge and training’. These courses provide the training element, which also includes some underpinning knowledge of legislation, risk assessments and method statements.
This is a pass or fail course and NOT an attendance only course. Delegates will be required to pass 3 written question papers and complete a final day practical exercise.
Three Days (3) – A photographic ID card and a certificate of training will be given to successful delegates. All delegates receive an Appointed Person Manual, Crane Specification Guide and a pocket guide to Management and Supervision of Lifting Operation along with course notes.