CIF Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)

Training Course Information

Who should attend?

Supervisors and managers with a responsibility for lifting operations who have sufficient experience of the use of cranes to meet the requirements specified in Safe Use of Cranes. The position of an Appointed Person carries a great deal of responsibility and only suitable personnel should be selected for this role.

Aim of the Course

To make candidates more aware of the Appointed Persons` responsibilities and how best to fulfill them


  • Regulations, legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Safe Systems of Work Including Method Statements and risk assessments
  • Personal Responsibilities duties and roles
  • Cranes: Types and Terms structure and size
  • Crane Documentation
  • Crane Stability and Ground Pressure Loading pad size
  • Duty Charts and Safety Devices
  • Basic Terminology
  • Lift Loads and load planning
  • Environment

Course Method

Theory in classroom setting over 3 days including scale drawing and compiling of site lift plans.

The duties of the Appointed Person should include

The assessment of the lifting operation to cover;

  • Planning
  • Selection of cranes
  • Selection of lifting gear
  • Selection of personnel
  • Instruction and supervision
  • Consultation with other responsible bodies if necessary
  • Ensuring that adequate inspection and maintenance of lifting equipment has been carried out.
  • Ensuring that there is an effective procedure for reporting defects and incidents and taking any necessary corrective action.
  • Responsibility for the organisation, control and safety of the lifting operation.


10 Candidates per course

Duration of course

This is a three day course.


€795 per candidate for CIF members or €895.00 for non-members.

Number of Participants:

Participant 1

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