Crane Appointed Person

Crane Appointed Person

Course Info

Course Duration: 1-4 days
Attendees: 1-8
Pre-requisites: Lifting experience recommended

Intended For

Anyone who is or will be responsible for creating lift plans


CPCS Trained Operator Card (Red)
CPCS Competent Operator Card (if S/NVQ has been completed & HS;E MAP test passed) (Blue)
NPORS CSCS affiliated Card (Red)
NPORS Traditional Card
Advance Training Certificate

Refresher Period

Dependent on certificate/card route chosen, call for further information

Additional Information

This qualification does not entitle you to act as the Lift Supervisor or Slinger. Separate qualifications exist for these.

Recommended Progression

S/NVQ is required to progress CPCS & NPORS Trained Operator (Red) Cards to the Competent Operator (Blue) Cards. call for further information

Course Aims

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out planning for selection of cranes, personnel and lifting equipment for the management of a lifting operation to the required standard.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of safe and appropriate techniques for planning lifting operations.
  • Plan the lift including resources required to supervise, co-ordinate and control all types of lifting operations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Course Summary

  • Relevant legislation
  • BS 7121
  • British safety signals
  • Cranes: types and terms
  • Crane documentation
  • Tower crane appreciation
  • Role of an appointed person
  • Control of the lifting operation
  • Preparing lifting plans
  • Manufacturers’ recommendations
  • Safe planning of lifts
  • Duties of a lifting supervisor
  • Identification of suitable ground conditions
  • Sequence of siting a crane
  • Crane stability and duty charts
  • Safety devices
  • Safe slinging
  • Safe systems of work, including method statements
  • Rigging and reeving
  • Automatic safe load indicators
  • Multi crane lifting
  • CPCS/NPORS theory preparation (if applicable)

Available Dates

No courses scheduled at this time. Please email us or call us on 01506 353999 to enquire about availability.


10 Caputhall Rd, Deans, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston EH54 8AS, UK