Appointed person training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) appointed person training for experienced operators and novices.

Course objective

Provide attendees with the knowledge to fully understand the roles and responsibilities of the appointed person.

Accredited by

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Accredited course name

N401 - Appointed person training

Course content

  • Introduction to the course
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health and Safety Regulations
  • BS-7121
  • Planning of lifting operations including safe systems of work (method statements and risk assessments)
  • Safe access and egress of lifting equipment on site
  • Safe set up of lifting equipment including ground conditions and stability factors
  • Calculations required for a safe lifting operation including technical drawings required
  • Use of mobile crane specifications and duty charts
  • Stability of loads and stress factors in lifting accessories
  • Calculating the working load limit of accessories in different configurations
  • Estimation of load weights
  • Selection and correct use of work equipment required during lifting operations
  • Management of lifting operations on a working site
  • Safe use of lifting equipment and general slinging methods of accessories
  • Safe slinging and movement of loads


Theory and Practical Examination.


1 instructor : 6 candidates


The duration of the course will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

  • Novice operators: 5 day course
  • Experienced operators: 1 day course

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