Mobile Crane Hire
Definitions of Responsibilities:-
Person or organisation who requires a lifting operation to be carried out and who has responsibility for safe use of the crane.
The employing organisation should contract an appointed person prior to each specific lifting operation. The appointed person should ensure that the safe system of work is undertaken.
Note: Provision of an appointed person does not lessen the legal responsibility of the employing organisation for ensuring safety. The appointed person may have other duties and is not necessarily a direct employee of the employing organisation. The appointed person should have sufficient training and experience to carry out all duties competently.
The person or organisation with overall control of the place of work and the employers of personnel involved in the lifting operation should be responsible for safety. For responsibility to be effectively discharged, the appointed person should have sufficient authority to ensure that appropriate safety systems are in operation.
Person with training, practical and theoretical knowledge and experience required to comply with the requirements of BS 7121, section 4.7.
Person who controls the lifting operation, and ensures that it is carried out in accordance with the appointed person’s safe system of work.
Person responsible for attaching and detaching the load to and from the crane and for correct selection and use of lifting accessories.
Person responsible for directing the crane driver to ensure safe movement of the crane and load.
Person with appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience to examine lifting equipment and to detect defects or weaknesses in the equipment, and to assess these in relation to safety and to continued use of the equipment.