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Appointed Person

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Lead Appointed Person

You are responsible to your Manager stated above for the execution of your individual job responsibilities. You shall:

  • Support your Manager and the staff under your control
  • Manage and control your section of the work according to the agreed programmes and requests from the site teams
  • Lift Plans to be prepared and issued for approval
  • All Appointments /Lift Plans /Permits are to be shared on SCS SharePoint
  • Give updates of your planned weekly schedule
  • All new SCS procedures to be implemented and updated when issued

To cover your absence from site during holiday periods, you are to handover your duties to a delegate agreed with your Manager.

Role Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities

  • For the exercise of your responsibilities on this project, your appointed roles are detailed below.

Your specific duties and responsibilities on this project are listed below: 

  • Liaising with teams on the project to advise and contribute to lifting solutions.
  • you will require an excellent understanding of a variety of Lifting techniques, Equipment and Accessories.
  • Categorisation of lifts; devising lifting methods; equipment and accessory selection; then planning and producing Lift Plans.
  • Reviewing and auditing lift plans produced by others in the lifting team or by subcontractors.
  • Issuing Permits to Lift.
  • whether lifting undertaken directly or through subcontractors to ensure compliance with industry standards, project guidance and the latest best practice.
  • Briefing the lifting teams on the planned works, any potential interfaces and the control measures and ensuring understanding is tested and recorded.
  • Keeping all records and registers up to date including of inspections, lift plans and briefings.
  • Monitor and inspection of lifting operations.
  • Procurement and maintenance of Lifting Accessories and Lifting Equipment.
  • Ensuring all Lifting operations are suitably covered by appropriate Temporary Works assessments.
  • Set the highest example for Health and Safety Requirements.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.
  • Train and mentor the site Lifting team to enable them to optimise their work contribution. 

General:           Adhoc duties required to support the progress of the project           

KEY TASKS CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS ROLE (these should align with the annual performance


Identify 3 to 5 different key tasks for this job role

Estimate % of time on each task.

Aim for Zero accidents and incidents on site.


Fulfilling requirements of Appraisals and Audits


Completion of works to programme.


Monitor actual spend against budgeted cost.


Completion of required documentation on time (RAMS, ITP, Materials approvals, Recourses orders)


The Ideal Candidate



  • CPCS A61 Appointed Person 


  • CPCS A61 Crane Supervisor



  • CPCS Appointed Person.
  • Experience in planning and implementation of lifting operations.
  • Microsoft Office Literate.
  • Knowledge of LOLER1998 & BS7121
  • Slinger/Signaller/Crane Supervisor experience.


  • Temporary Works experience (TWS/TWC)



Relevant :

  • CPCS card, training in health and safety and environmental management


  • Basic computer competence (e-mail ms word, excel & SCS IT




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