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Appointed Person - North East

A&P North East is currently recruiting for an Appointed Person to be based at Hebburn.

The role is to manage and co-ordinate the lifting operations and act as an appointed person, ensuring all legal obligations under LOLER and PUWER are met.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

·       Accountable for Safety and implementing Work Safe / Home Safe

·       Provide technical guidance and support to the Rigging teams to ensure all lifting operations are implemented safely and efficiently and in accordance with LOLER and BS7121 Parts 1, 2,11 and any other applicable project specific lifting standards

·       The custodian for the management of change process for lift plans, ensuring all changes to lift plans are formally documented, evaluated and where applicable endorsed by the appropriate technical authority(s). All changes to lift plan must be endorsed by the Appointed Person

·       Develop and produce Risk Assessments, Safe systems of work, method statements and lift plans for all lift operations and planned maintenance activities

·       Review and endorse all lift plans

·       Ensure all lifting operations is safe to use, in date for test and complies with PUWER

·       Ensure all lifting operations are correctly supervised by a competent person in accordance with LOLER

·       Ensure that the technical integrity of all lifting equipment used on the site/installation is continually assured thorough the performance of regular lifting equipment inspections are carried out in accordance with the requirements of LOLER and where applicable, the Assets Written Scheme of Examination (WSE)

·       Ensure work in carried out in a safe, satisfactory and timely manner and conduct regular audits

·       Supervising a team 

Qualification and Experience

·           A valid competent person qualification issued by one of the following award bodies:

  • CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Blue Card)
  • LOLER Competent Person (Certificate of Competence OPITO
  • ECITB Appointed Person - Appointed Person Moving Loads (Certificate of Training)
  • TAP01 Planning a Rigging Operation (Certificate of Achievement)

·           In addition to the above qualifications:

ü     Lifting Equipment Inspection

ü     Rigging Loft Management

ü     Managing Working at Height

ü     Use of Fall Arrest Suspension and rescue Equipment

ü     Working at Height/Harness Equipment User

ü     Banksman/Slinging Stage 3 (OPITO)

·                Extensive knowledge and understanding of the UK Regulations (LOLER, PUWER, HSWA) and with International standards and codes associated with lifting and hoisting operations and lifting equipment and the ability to disseminate the requirements of these to the Supervision and rigging team members

·                Extensive experience and proven competence in the planning, risk assessment and safe implementation of lifting operations during the fabrication and HUC activities of structures and construction sites

·                Fully conversant with in BSEN technical standards, processes and procedures for assuring the technical Integrity of lifting equipment (e.g. thorough examination, certification and inspection requirements)

A Job Description or further information about this vacancy is available upon request.

Direct applicants only - Strictly NO recruitment agencies

To apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter to Human Resources including salary expectations – laura.parker@ap-group.co.uk

 If applicants have not heard 10 working days after application please assume unsuccessful.