Appointed Person Training



Course Aims
To provide practical and theory training in the role of an appointed person, enabling the candidate to pass the Theory and Practical Tests associated with this course

Course Content

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities.
  • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and codes of practice.
  • Identify the requirements from basic to complex lifts
  • Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways etc.
  • Identify different types of cranes, and explain their lifting capabilities and limitations.
  • Explain maintenance, inspections, thorough examination and testing requirements
  • Set setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types
  • Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories inc: swing ways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets
  • 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
  • Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
  • State the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation
  • Identify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
  • Identify and plan an area, with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
  • Construct a safe system of work by constructing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans using given information
  • Prepare and explain pre-prepared lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. crane supervisor, crane operator, slinger signaller etc.
  • Specify positioning of a crane, load and other limiting factors in relation to fixed objects
  • Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area, external to the lift zone, can affect the planned lifting operation



Ace Trainers Ltd Is unable to offer CPCS Accreditation.


Each delegate will be given a theoretical (multi-choice format) test to assess their job-related safety knowledge, pre-use and a practical test, upon successful completion a certificate of basic training will be awarded.

Appointed Person Training is non-accredited and offered as in house training Only with certification from Ace Trainers.

The course was tailored to our needs which was fantastic because we had one complete beginner, one person with a little experience and one person who just need a refresher. Even with these very different levels of experience the candidates found the course easy to understand. All candidates passed the course and the course which was fantastic. The tutors were friendly and very knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this course and it was excellent value for money!
Lindsey Cooke