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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Appointed Person N401 Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an Appointed Person

Explain the duties and responsibilities of: Crane / Lift Supervisor, Crane operator, Slinger/Signaller, Crane erector and Maintenance personnel

Demonstrate and explain how to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation including legislation, regulations, codes of practice that relate to all lifting operations and duties

Explain and identify the different requirements to be followed for the lifting of persons, a basic lift, standard lift, complex lift and additional requirements for lifting from height

Explain the notification process and the requirements for reporting procedures to Authorities, Utility bodies, and any other parties if affected by the lifting operation

Identify different types of Cranes, their capabilities and limitations for lifting

Explain the maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and all accessories

Explain setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for diverse types of lifting equipment and lifts

Explain and demonstrate how to calculate point loadings and outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes

Explain the function and use of the RCI, LMI and anti-collision systems and utilise the information provided

Demonstrate and explain the selection of the correct cranes for specified lifts including all accessories, ensuring correct duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets

List and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories and explain their applications

Explain and demonstrate different slinging techniques, calculating sling sizes and angles, balanced and unbalanced, centres of gravity and loose loads etc

Identify weights and centres of gravity for various types of loads and specify appropriate lifting accessories for various types of load

Identify and explain how environmental factors outside the lift zone but within the surrounding area can effect planned lifting operations and the possible outcomes

Demonstrate and Illustrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes and state

Explain the importance of completing a reflective report on a lifting operation

Identify and demonstrate how to and plan an area with exclusion zones for diverse lifting operations identifying any proximity/underground hazards from supplied plans and drawings

Identify and plan an area with exclusion zones for diverse lifting operations identifying safe access and egress before, during and after any lifting operation

Explain and identify the requirements for safe site access and egress for different types of lifting equipment

Demonstrate how to construct a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans with information supplied

Prepare and explain lift plan information to all personnel involved in lifting operations

Specify and explain positioning of the crane and load, identifying limiting factors and immovable obstructions that must be considered