Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

Course Overview:

The Regulations aim to reduce risks to people’s health and safety from lifting equipment provided for use at work. Lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. The Regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle inspection platform hoists. The definition also includes lifting accessories such as chains, slings, eyebolts etc.

This training programme aim is to increase the knowledge of the delegates to the requirements of these regulations and help them develop an action plan to enable those requirements to be met.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this training programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Define the terms competent person for planning lifting operations, competent person for thorough examination of lifting equipment, lifting equipment, lifting accessory, lifting plan and examination scheme.
  • Develop a list of lifting equipment that they use, which is covered by this regulation.
  • State the duties of the employer and self employed under these regulations.
  • Carry out a risk assessment on lifting equipment that they control.
  • Identify the special arrangements required for lifting equipment used for the lifting of persons.
  • State the requirements relating to marking of lifting equipment they control.
  • Provide an example of a lifting plan on lifting equipment that they control.
  • State the examination, inspection and reporting requirements of this legislation.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the syllabus and reasons for training.
  • Relevant legal requirements and published guidance material.
  • The types of lifting equipment and operations covered by these Regulations
  • Suitability of lifting equipment
  • Risk assessment in relation to lifting equipment
  • Lifting equipment used for lifting persons
  • Marking of lifting equipment
  • Organisation of lifting operations
  • Development of a lifting plan
  • Thorough examination and inspection requirements
  • Reports and records


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