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Overview Course Content

This four day course delivers the necessary skills and knowledge to manage and plan The course is structured as follows:
the types of lifts or moving loads operations that frequently occur on engineering
construction industry sites. Delegates are introduced to the activities of the Appointed Day One : Legislation, Safe Working
Person roles through classroom based lessons and exercises culminating in a one day Practices, Procedures, Roles and
practical phase of lift planning and performance which also forms the end assessment. Responsibilities

The ECITB Appointed Person Moving Loads course has been designed and developed • Knowledge Awareness Test
after an industry survey highlighted the training need with regards to this role • LOLER, PUWER, HSAWA, BS7121,
• Planning and controlling rigging
• Supervising rigging operations and
Course Prerequisites Personnel.
• Equipment and Resources for Rigging
This training course has been designed for experienced Steel Erectors and Riggers Operations.
working within the engineering construction industry and therefore all persons • Team roles and responsibilities.
attending the course must have either a level 3 Vocational Qualification in Steel • Project lifting chain of command.
Erecting or Moving Loads or recent verifiable experience in moving loads operations
validated by company and delegate CV. Day Two : Planning the Rigging Task,
Calculating Forces

• Load and lifting point assessment.

Appointing Person Moving Load Model • Guidance on the use of uncertified
The objective of this course is to enable delegates to: • Assessment of the categories of lift.
• Interpretation of rigging related
Stage one – The learner undergoes four days of training based on ECITB Technical drawings.
Training Standard and generates a lift plan, risk assessment and toolbox talk. • Offshore sector
Experienced personnel in the Appointed Person role can use this training course as • International directives
refresher training before going straight to Stage three. • Forces, Tension and Sling angles.
• Calculating load weights and centre
Stage two – The Work Based Task Assignment guides the learner through the of gravity.
consolidation period after initial training. Typically the learner will have generated a
number of complicated and complex lift plans under supervision over a six month Day Three : Calculations, Performing
period before undertaking the ECITB Technical Competence Validation Test. the Rigging Task

Stage three – The ECITB Technical Competence Validation Test is used to confirm the • Snatch Blocks, Fleeting Angles and
person has the job knowledge, skills and ability to safely perform the Appointed Person Winches.
role and generate lift plans, risk assessments and toolbox talks. • Calculation Exercises
• Generating lift plans.
Stage four – Re-assessment of the individual against the ECITB Technical Competence • Generating risk assessments.
Validation Test on a three yearly cycle to maintain on-going development performance. • Generating & delivery of tool box
The Technical Test is grant funded for ECITB registered employers and further details of talks.
funding can be found in the ECITB Guide to Grants for Products & Services.
Day Four : Theory and Practical

Course Duration • Theory assessment (Questions and

The course is delivered as a four day tutor led programme. The first three days • Practical lift plan assessment.
are classroom based lessons and exercises focussed informing delegates on the
legislation, roles and responsibilities and other relevant underpinning theory and
techniques. ECITB grants are available to
registered employers.
Day four is reserved for delegates to plan and perform lifting/rigging operations during
which they will be assessed on their performance against the learning outcomes within To book a course, or a course place,
the course technical training standard. In addition to this, delegates will be required to and to confirm grant availability,
attempt a written question and calculations assessment paper based upon the material please discuss your requirements,
presented through the course. in the first instance, with your ECITB
Regional Account Manager.

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