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NPORS Appointed Person (N401)

NPORS Appointed Person course providers theory and practical training in Planning Lifting Operations.


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Course Details

Product number: NPORS_N401|SW10086

The course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to be a Appointed Person.

It is suitable for operators of all abilities and those who have previously received no formal training or instruction.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based theory and practical hands on training.

Course modules will cover the following: 

  • Legislation LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice BS7121 part 1 and BS712 part 3
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Site access and egress
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity Indicators (RCI’s) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Selection of lifting accessories
  • Types of accessories and use
  • Mode factors for accessories
  • Down rating of accessories
  • Sling angles
  • Communications
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Writing a risk assessment (End test)
  • Writing a method statement (End test)


Novice delegate – 5 days
Experienced Worker Test – 1 day testing

This course is suitable for any delegate wishing to gain an NPORS Appointed Person certificate.

Experienced workers, categorised as those with having either 18 months provable work experience and/or 6 months consistent daily experience in the category, will be able to undertake a Experienced Workers Test (EWT). Completion of a EWT will allow experienced workers to take the NPORS Theory and Practical tests required for a NPORS certificate.


Traditional NPORS card

  • Novice – No pre-requisites
  • Experienced Workers - either 18 months provable work experience and/or 6 months consistent daily experience in the category.


In addition to the above, delegates must have an in date relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touchscreen Test. Failure to attend with this qualification may result in you being denied entry to the course and forfeiture of all fees.
A good understanding of spoken and written English is also required.

Traditional NPORS Card – Refresher training is advised every 3 years.

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates applying for NPORS/CSCS Card will be awarded a NPORS Red Trained Operators Card valid for 2 years. During this time delegates will be required to register for a relevant NVQ. Upon successfully completing of the NVQ, delegates will be awarded a Competent Operators Card valid for 5 years. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued which will need to be kept up to date.
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19th September 2022

Corby 0 miles 5 days 5 £895.00