LOLER Competent Person Training

Course Name: LOLER – Management & Inspection for Duty Holders

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) competent person training is a comprehensive course designed to support those nominated as an organisation’s competent person for LOLER.

The course takes an in depth look at vital areas such as LOLER risk assessments, equipment types, how to conduct LOLER inspections and lift plans.

The course comes with two free LOLER Inspection Checklists to guide trainees through the steps of a LOLER inspection.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Gain an understanding of what LOLER is and the related duties and responsibilities

Identify key terms related to lifting operations and equipment

Understand how the risk assessment process and risk controls are applied to lifting operations

Learn details of requirements outlined under LOLER

Increase awareness of lifting portable lifting equipment and accessories

Learn how to conduct simple inspections on lifting equipment

Identify the elements in a typical lift plan

This training course is approved by:

LOLER – Management & Inspection for Duty Holders

£295.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £295.00
6 - 10 £275.00
11 - 20 £250.00

About LOLER Competent Person Training

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers and people who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes everything from large cranes operated on construction sites, fork trucks in warehouses and hoists used to move patients in care homes. And the duties include ensuring such equipment is suitable and adequately risk assessed, controlled, inspected and maintained.

This online course provides anyone with such duties with a greater awareness of how to ensure compliance, while ensuring the safety of their operations.

Why Is LOLER Competent Person Training Important?

When lifting accidents occur they often have devastating consequences due to their nature. Accidents such as the failure of the lifting equipment, falling loads and crushing incidents can easily result in injuries and death, as well as millions in property damage.

Any organisation that operates lifting equipment must take steps to minimise the risk of such accidents occurring. This is not just a legal duty, but a duty to anyone that may be impacted by their operations and the shareholders of their organisation.

Course Outline

Six Modules

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

  • What Is LOLER?
  • LOLER Requirements
  • Related Legislation
  • Legal Duties of Manufacturers & Supplies
  • Terms & Definitions
  • Lifting Roles & Competency
  • The Cost of Getting It Wrong
  • Hazards of Lifting Operations
  • Identify the Hazards
  • Determine Who May Be Harmed & How
  • Evaluate the Risk
  • Risk Controls
  • Record the Findings
  • Review Your Assessment
  • Suitability of Lifting Equipment
  • Lifting Equipment for People
  • Strength & Stability
  • Positioning & Installation
  • Maintenance & Storage
  • Man-Made Fibre Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Steel Wire Rope Slings
  • Components for Slings
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
  • Jacks
  • Manual Hoists
  • Other Types of Portable Lifting Equipment
  • Pre-use Checks
  • Thorough Examinations & Inspections
  • Principles of Examination
  • Fibre Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Steel Role Slings
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
  • Jacks
  • Manual Hoists
  • Other Portable Lifting Equipment
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Understanding Lift Plans
  • Planning for Risks – Location & Positioning
  • Planning for Risks – Visibility
  • Planning for Risks – Weather
  • Planning for Risks – Overturning
  • Example Lift Plan

Why Choose LOLER Competent Person Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Helps maintain legal and regulatory compliance for duty holders

Helps to minimise accidents in lifting operations

Provides awareness of legal duties and responsibilities

Helps to demonstrate compliance

LOLER Competent Person Training e-Checklist

This online training course comes with two free LOLER Inspection Checklists to guide users through the steps of a LOLER inspection.

The General Lifting Equipment Inspection e-Checklist is designed for users inspecting a wide range of lifting equipment both large and small. It covers detailed inspection points outlined in the legislation and the LOLER Approved Code of Practice.

The Portable Lifting Equipment & Accessory Inspection e-Checklist is designed for those conducting inspections on smaller equipment and accessories. It works through the main points of the inspection concisely and effectively.

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.

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LOLER Competent Person Training Certification

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End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The LOLER competent person training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) competent person training course is designed for individuals responsible for or nominated as duty holders to ensure compliance with this legislation. This may include:

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety managers
  • Maintenance and inspection personnel
  • Safety committee members
  • Lifting equipment operators
  • Construction and industrial worker

This LOLER competent person training course contains about 2.5 hours of study time, allowing for time for revision and assessment.

Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) in the UK, any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting those loads, is subject to LOLER. This includes equipment such as:

  • Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Forklifts
  • Elevators
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS)
  • Slings
  • Shackles

The three principle aims of LOLER are:

  1. Planning and management: All lifting operations must be appropriately planned and managed to reduce the risk of accident and injury
  2. Safe use: All lifting equipment must be used safely
  3. Inspection and Maintenance: All lifting equipment must be inspected at suitable intervals and maintained by a competent person

Under the law, anyone conducting a LOLER inspection must be competent. This means that they must have the necessary knowledge, skills, experience and knowledge to complete the inspection adequately. It’s the responsibility of the duty holder to ensure that anyone tasked with conducting such an inspection is suitably competent.

A LOLER inspection checklist is a checklist to support such an inspection, while ensuring it is recorded for compliance. A LOLER checklist includes a series of questions or items to be inspected, covering various aspects such as equipment condition, markings, certifications, operator competence, maintenance records and documentation.

Any equipment that falls under LOLER must be subject to inspection at regular intervals by a competent person to ensure that it is suitable and safe. Upon completion of this inspection a certificate should be issued by the competent person. This certificate serves as evidence of compliance with the regulations and is legally required for applicable lifting equipment.

The responsibility for LOLER inspections lies with the duty holder or employer who owns or controls the lifting equipment. They are responsible for ensuring that competent individuals, such as qualified inspectors or competent engineers, conduct LOLER inspections on the lifting equipment in their organisation.

Whether you need a LOLER competent person certificate depends on the type of lifting equipment and legal requirements in your jurisdiction. Compliance may require regular thorough examinations by competent individuals. Check the applicable regulations and guidance to determine if a LOLER certificate is required for your equipment.

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