The aim of this 5 day course is to provide delegates with the knowledge to fully understand the roles and responsibilities of the appointed person. Following the successful completion of the course, the delegate will have the knowledge and understanding to implement safe systems of work for lifting operations and be able to write risk assessments & method statements.

Download the Course Documentation here: Appointed Persons for lifting Operations

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The course content is quite substantial and covers the following areas:

  • Regulations
  • Duties of Personnel involved in a Lifting Operation
  • Lifting Accessories, Types, Pre-use, Safe use & selection
  • Marking of SWL, Mode Factors & Sling Angle Calculations
  • Types of Crane & Lifting Operations
  • Mat Sizes & Ground Bearing Calculations
  • Crane Duties Charts
  • Scale Drawings
  • Risk Assessment & Method Statement

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Each course delegate will be expected to complete a theory and practical examination. If successful, a certificate will be issued. This will help the Employer to address certain legal requirements by being able to demonstrate employee competency.  A detailed course handout is also provided for future reference.

Note: Where training provided is not specific to the type of lifting operations that the trainee will be undertaking, their employer should ensure supplementary training and competency assessment is undertaken.


The standard course is intended to last 5 day but for an experienced Appointed Person who holds a valid or recently expired certificate, a 3 day refresher can be attended. Bespoke courses can also be discussed. 

The 5 day course assumes the candidate to already be qualified / experienced in the roles of either a Slinger / Banksmen   or Crane Operator and Lift Supervisor. 



The course is generally held at our Head Office at Harworth, however we are also able to utilise other Certex locations, or hold courses at Client premises if adequate facilities are available.


The content of this course and the standard of instruction has been approved by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).  A certificate will be issued by LEEA on successful completion of the course.


Certex UK offers a range of standard training courses as detailed on our web site and bespoke training courses can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Many of our standard courses are LEEA certified. 

For further information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our Training Team on 01302-756-777 , or email:

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