Appointed Person LO10

Target Group

A four day course aimed at those with a good working knowledge and understanding of cranes and lifting operations and selected for duties as an ‘Appointed Person’ within their own organisation.


The aim of the course is to train selected delegates in the duties of an ‘Appointed person’:

  • A better understanding of statutory requirements.
  • Planning of lifts.
  • Delegation of duties
  • Risk assessment/method statements
  • Safe working practices.


At the end of this course, trainees will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and practical ability to carry out the duties of the ‘Appointed Person’ and will be able to successfully plan and execute basic lifting operations.

Course Content

  • Legislation (LOLER & PUWER)
  • Identification of crane parts and components
  • Understanding of Crane Rated Capacity Indicator & Limiter
  • Risk Assessment/Method Statement
  • Crane Duty Charts
  • Crane Selection
  • Crane Stability and Ground conditions
  • Inspection, selection and usage of lifting accessories
  • Planning exercises and group analysis

Achievement Measurement

Successful completion of two written test papers and final practical exercise leads to certification.

For the practical exercise delegates are asked to plan a lift. Given all necessary information, they will be required to draw up a risk assessment and a method statement including all relevant documentation and safety certification and drawings of lift and location. The details are to include crane selection, crane location, lifting auxiliary equipment, lifting and placing of the load, and all relevant safety precautions.


4 days.

Note: As an optional extra, successful delegates can be issued with an identity, proof of assessment and training card; further details and costs of this on request.

Days: 4

Ratio: 8:1