Training Outcome A62
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.
- Select appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads, in accordance with a given method statement.
- Identify and 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 and use of, and use information provided by, an RCI.
- Confirm weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads with a given method statement.
- Identify sling angles and sizes.
- Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
- Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
- Verify proximity and underground hazards from given lift plans.
- Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting operations plans, ensuring safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift.
- State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for a typical crane and associated equipment.
- Mark the position of the lifting equipment according to a given plan.
- Confirm number of personnel required to meet lift plan requirements.
- Communicate given lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. crane operator, slinger etc.
- Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting operations, using given lift operation scenarios.
- Mark the position of the lifting accessories and prepare load spreading systems as required.
- Confirm lifting equipment configurations from given lift plans.
- 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.
- Control a lifting operation using a given lift plan.
- Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person.