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LOLER Training Course

LOLER Training
£30 +VAT

Operations that involve lifting equipment can pose significant risks to people’s health and safety if not properly managed. Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), both employers and employees have duties they must fulfil in order to ensure the hazards associated with lifting operations and equipment are kept to a minimum.

If you are someone who works with lifting equipment, this course will provide you with a strong awareness of what LOLER requires. It will help you understand the necessary actions that must be taken to meet regulation standards and prevent harm from befalling anyone who works with or near lifting operations and equipment. It includes information on how to assess risks, how to select suitable lifting equipment, how to maintain the equipment, and the importance of thoroughly planning operations.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this online course?

This course is suitable for anyone who is in charge of a workplace that requires lifting equipment and those who operate lifting operations as part of their job role.

It is designed to provide both employers and employees with a strong awareness of what LOLER requires of them. The knowledge they gain from the course will help them prevent people who work with or near lifting equipment from coming in harm’s way.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to LOLER Who is this course for?, what is LOLER?, legislation, lifting equipment, lifting accessories, the load, equipment excluded from LOLER, and what are the risks?
2 Risk Assessment What is a risk assessment?, step 1: identify the hazards, step 2: decide who might be harmed and how, step 3: evaluate the risks and decide on precautions, the hierarchy of controls, step 4: record your findings and implement them, step 5: review and update, and who should carry out risk assessments?
3 Selecting Suitable Equipment Equipment selection, strength and stability, safe working loads, derating, and marking lifting equipment.
4 Equipment Maintenance Thorough examinations, hired equipment, examination schemes, how to carry out thorough examinations, pre-use checks, detecting defects, maintenance of equipment, and safe storage.
5 Planning Operations and Reducing Risks Planning and organising, location and positioning of equipment, proximity hazards, working with suspended loads, attaching/detaching and securing loads, overturning, visibility and weather, lifting people, emergency procedures, preventing slips, trips, and falls, and information, instruction, and training.

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Aims of the Training Course

By the end of this course learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • What LOLER requires of workplaces that carry out lifting operations.
  • The risks commonly associated with lifting operations and lifting equipment.
  • How to carry out a thorough risk assessment of a site that uses lifting equipment.
  • How to select suitable equipment.
  • Safe working loads and examination schemes.
  • What thorough examinations of lifting equipment entail and the process of reporting and rectifying defects.
  • Planning and organising lifting operations, as well as ensuring emergency procedures are in place.
  • How to suitably position equipment so to reduce the risks that may be posed by the environment.
  • How to minimise risk factors such as proximity hazards, poor weather and visibility, and working with suspended loads.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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