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NPORS Appointed Person (N401) Training

Course Objectives

Have a managerial understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their roles and responsibilities for performing rigging and fleeting loads tasks:
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, centers 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
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
Identify and explain how environmental factors outside the lift zone but within the surrounding area can effect planned lifting operations and the possible outcome

Who should attend?

This NPORS Appointed Person program is designed for any personnel who are required to attach or work with machinery that require the operation of Appointed Person.

Course Outline

Health and safety legislation, as it applies to Plant Operators.
Theoretical knowledge of plant operations. 
Operator's responsibilities, with regards to daily/weekly checks of machine.
Familiarity with the equipment and use of Operator's manual. 
Safe and best practice in practical plant operating methods.
A rigorous practical and theory based NPORS assessment.

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