N401 Appointed Person Novice

Course Objectives:

It is envisaged that at the end of this course 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 & their responsibilities as an appointed person
  • Explain the duties & the responsibilities of: Crane / Lift Supervisor, Crane Operator, Slinger/Signaller, Crane Erector & Maintenance Personnel
  • Demonstrate & explain how to interpret & extract information on all relevant documentation including legislation, regulations, codes of practice that relate to all lifting operations & duties
  • Explain & identify the different requirements to be followed for the lifting of persons, a basic lift, standard lift, complex lift & additional requirements for lifting from height
  • Explain the notification process & the requirements for reporting procedures to authorities, utility bodies & any other parties if affected by the lifting operation
  • Identify different types of cranes, their capabilities & limitations for lifting
  • Explain the maintenance, inspection, thorough examination & testing requirements for lifting equipment & all accessories
  • Explain setting up, erection, levelling & dismantling requirements for diverse types of lifting equipment & lifts
  • Explain & demonstrate how to calculate point loadings & outrigger loadings, spreader mat types & sizes
  • Explain the function & use of the RCI, LMI & anti-collision systems & utilise the information provided
  • Demonstrate & explain the selection of the correct cranes for specified lifts including all accessories, ensuring correct duties charts, range diagrams & specification sheets
  • List & explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories & explain their applications
  • Explain & demonstrate different slinging techniques, calculating sling sizes & angles, balanced & unbalanced, centres of gravity & loose loads etc
  • Identify weights & centres of gravity for various types of loads & specify appropriate lifting accessories for various types of loads
  • Demonstrate & illustrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes & state
  • Explain the importance of completing a reflective report on a lifting operation
  • Identify & demonstrate how to & plan an area with exclusion zones for diverse lifting operations identifying any proximity/underground hazards from supplied plans & drawings
  • Identify & plan an area with exclusion zones for diverse lifting operations identifying safe access & egress before, during & after any lifting operation
  • Explain & identify the requirements for safe site access & egress for different types of lifting equipment
  • Demonstrate how to construct a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements & lift plans with information supplied
  • Prepare & explain lift plan information to all personnel involved in lifting operations
  • Specify & explain positioning of the crane & load, identifying limiting factors & immovable obstructions that must be considered
  • Identify & explain how environmental factors outside the lift zone but within the surrounding area can effect planned lifting operations & the possible outcomes

On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive an NPORS card valid for 5 years, after which a refresher course can be undertaken.

Course Duration:

5 Days

Delegate Numbers:

Max of 6 per course

NPORS is one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies, working across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

At C&C Training NPORS training and assessments can be delivered at your sites, giving you greater flexibility and less disruption to your working day.  If this is not feasible, there are other options available.

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