Appointed Person Lifting Operations



Appointed Person Lifting Operations


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Job title: Appointed Person Moving Loads (APLO)
Ref No: 2016-3644
Location: Offshore
Project: BP Clair Ridge
Duration: 5 Trips

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Purpose / Role:

Appointed Person - Moving Loads is formally appointed by the Site/Installation Responsible person to:

  • Act as the Site/Installation Responsible Persons representative (focal point) for all technical issues relating to lifting and moving loads
  • Provide safe systems of work for all activities associated with lifting and moving loads to ensure that all lifting operations can be carried out efficiently without risk to safety and in accordance with UK Statutory Regulations and the Client/AMEC Corporate standards
  • Act as the site/installation focal point for all technical matters relating to the specification, procurement and the Integrity Assurance process of all items of Lifting Equipment on the site/installation.

Key aims and objectives:

Ensure that all necessary regimes, standards, processes and procedures for the activities associated with lifting and moving of loads are established and are being suitably applied to provide assurance that all lifting operations are:
Properly planned by competent people.
Risk assessed:

  • Appropriately Supervised;
  • Completed within the boundaries of a safe system of work

Prime responsibilities and duties:

  • Responsible to the OIM/Site Construction Manager for providing the assurance through technical audit that the management, control and execution of lifting operations are in compliance with the UK Statutory Regulations, the Clients Lifting Standards and procedures, and where applicable, the AMEC Corporate Lifting standards
  • Accountable for Safety and implementing Our Beyond Zero Standards, Our Safety Leadership expectations and our Engagement tools
  • Lifting operations are being undertaken within a safe system of work e.g. properly planned, risk assessed, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner by competent personnel
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the offshore 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
  • 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
  • Review and endorse all lift plans developed by the site/installation rigging function and those of AMEC's 3rd party contractors and Specialist Vendors
  • 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)


Job Requirements:

Qualifications / Training

  • Appropriate documented evidence confirming the trade
  • * 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) and TAP01 Planning a Rigging Operation (Certificate of Achievement)
Note: for onshore operations and construction sites, where mobile cranes are used, it is requirement that the AP has the CPCS A61 Blue Card qualification.

In addition to the above qualifications:
  • Lifting Equipment Inspection
  • Rigging Loft Management
  • Managing Working at Height
  • Use of Fall Arrest Suspension and rescue Equipment
  • Working at Height/Harness Equipment User
  • BOSIET/Approved Offshore Medical/MIST
  • *All CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Blue Card) certification to be referred to Training and Competency Advisor
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United Kingdom

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