Appointed Person For Lifting Operations

  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Categories lifting
  • Duration 90h
  • Total Enrolled 64
  • Last Update November 25, 2021

About Course

The appointed person in any lifting operation carries out approval of all risk assessments, lift categorization and method statements. The appointed person will often be the person who selects the correct crane/s and lifting accessories for the job too.


Do you work on construction site?

In lifting operations, an appointed person is the person responsible for the execution and safety of a lifting operation. Although duties may be delegated to others, it is the appointed person who retains the responsibility of the operation.

An appointed person may also be a crane supervisor or crane operator in addition to being an appointed person. The role is a very responsible one as the appointed person must have good working knowledge of lifting operations and safe working.

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Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), an employer must ensure that each lifting operation is planned by a ‘competent person’. BS 7121 Code of Practice for Safe Use of Cranes, states that “the competent person for planning lifting operations is referred to as the appointed person”. This means that the competent person or appointed person are the same thing and may be used interchangeably – it just so happens that appointed person is the recognised title for this role and is widely used and recognised in the construction industry.


What Will I Learn?

  • This course helps you understand the responsibilities of an appointed person latest technical, legal and safety information necessary to operate successfully in today’s lifting equipment industry.

Topics for this course

83 Lessons90h

Zoom – Join live meeting

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Appointed Person Introduction

Appointed Person Reference Notes

LTM 1040/2.1 Technical Data

LTM 1055/1 Technical Data

LTM 1070/4.1 Technical Data

LTM 1090/4.1 Technical Data

LTM 1095/5.1 Technical Data

LTM 1160/5.1 Technical Data

LTM 1030/2.1 Technical Data

LTM 1200/5.1 Technical Data

LTM 1250/6.1 Technical Data

Final Exam

Theory Exam

Graphical Exam

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About the instructor

He is a motivated and professional individual who has over 25 years of experience as a trainer and tester/examiner within lifting operations. He worked in the UK, Uganda, Korea, Japan, America, Kuwait and Qatar . His expertise includes Appointed Person, Lifting Supervisor, Mobile Cranes, Crawler Crane, Slinger/Signaller, Cranes & Forklift Trucks, Lifting Accessories examiner, First Aid Appointed Wire Rope Socketing & Testing, Working at Height, Construction Site Safety, Training and Development.
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Material Includes

  • Live Video Conferencing Classroom
  • 5 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Access on mobile and PC
  • Certificate of Completion


  • No requirements needed

Target Audience

  • Anyone who works in construction industry looking forward to have a safe working condition around lifting.