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Appointed Persons Training course

Appointed Person Training Courses

Contour Training offer Appointed Person training courses accredited by NPORS.


The aim of the Appointed Person training course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to
 understand the role and responsibility of the Appointed Person. Following successful completion of 
the course candidates will be able prepare and implement safe systems of work for lifting operations 
including writing risk assessments and method statements.


Course Content

  • Relevant Legislation ‐ LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice ‐ BS7121 part 1 and BS712 part 3
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation ‐ crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity Indicators (RCI’s) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Selection of lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Writing a risk assessment (End test)
  • Writing a method statement (End test)

Course Details:


5 days


Numbers per course:

8 maximum


Accrediting bodies: