Standard Code: 7052
Lifting operations can often put people at risk of injury, as well as incurring costs when they go wrong. It is therefore important to properly resource, plan and organise lifting operations so they are carried out in a safe manner. Each of these elements requires a person or people with sufficient competence to be involved at each step. These people should have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge of the work and equipment in question, as required by law, to be able to plan these lifting operations properly.
The OPITO Lift Planning Training Standard has been developed to provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to assist in the development of Lift Plans.
Completion of this training does not imply that the learner is competent to approve lifting plans in the workplace.