Appointed Person Overhead Gantry – Non CPCS

This is a bespoke course and is aimed at companies who currently plan safe systems of work using lifting equipment.

It is recommended that prior to attending this course individuals should obtain a copy of BS7121 part 1 plus BS.5744 and a copy of LOLER 98 ACoP.

The aim of this course is to enable delegates to select the overhead crane and lifting accessories and plan lifting operations in accordance with current legislation. Candidates should already be able to identify and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations including writing risk assessments and method statements.

Topics covered during this course include but not exclusive to:

  • Legislation
  • Codes of practice
  • BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Slinging techniques
  • Downrating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation

Successful candidates will be awarded an FTT certificate of training. Please note that on major construction sites this may not satisfy the training requirements where a CPCS card is required. If you are unsure please call the number shown below for further advice.

Course Type Operator Experience Course Duration Delegates
Appointed Person Overhead Crane Any Level of Experience 2 Days 4 Maximum


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