Training Outcome A61
On successful completion of training and testing, the individual will be able to undertake the duties of Appointed Person for basic and standard lifts, as defined by Legislation, Regulations, Codes of Practice and industrial requirements.
The Individual will be able to:
To successfully complete this module, the trainee with a crane, complete with hoist and qualified crane operator, must be able to:
- Explain the duties and responsibilities of; an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger, a Signaller, a crane erector and maintenance personnel.
- State requirements of legislation, regulations and codes of practice that relate to all types of lifting duties inc. basic, standard and complex (as defined by BS7121)
- Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
- List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
- Specify appropriate lifting accessories for 2 part and non-rigid loads.
- Identify different types of cranes, explain their capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations from given manufacturers specifications sheets.
- Explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
- Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts.
- Explain the function of an RCI and use information provided by the RCI.
- Calculate weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads.
- Calculate sling sizes and angles.
- Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
- State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons.
- Describe different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
- Identify safe working configurations of different types of lifting equipment, with different weights and sizes of loads, using the lifting equipment’s duties charts and specifications.
- Calculate lifting equipment point loadings and spreader mat types and sizes from given information.
- Identify, by observation, potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings.
- Calculate heights of structures.
- Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc.
- 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 access and aggress for typical lifting equipment.
- Identify the requirements for basic and standard lifts.
- Construct a safe system of work by writing 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 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.
- Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height.
- Explain how to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation detailing positive and negative aspects of the lift.