Legislative & Regulative

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger, a Signaller, a crane erector, and maintenance personnel
  • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
  • Explain maintenance, inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
  • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height

Lfting Equipment (Cranes)

  • Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by, RCIs and anti-collision systems
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts

Lifting Accessories

  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
  • Verify sling sizes and angles
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
  • Verify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads in accordance with a given method statement
  • Confirm weights and centres of gravity for difference types of loads in accordance with a given method statement


  • Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
  • Communicate the lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation
  • Report and explain positive and negative aspects of a typical lift following the operation to the Appointed Person


  • Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using given lifting scenarios
  • Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area external to the lift zone can affect the planned lifting operation
  • Prepare an area, with exclusion zones, from given lifting plans, ensuring safe access / egress routes for before, during and after the lift
  • Mark the position of lifting equipment according to a given plan
  • Verify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
  • Confirm personnel requirements to meet the lift plan
  • Mark the position of lifting accessories and prepare load spreading systems as required
  • Confirm lifting equipment configurations from given plans
  • Control a lifting operation using a given lifting plan