Course Name: LOLER Awareness
Course Name: LOLER Awareness
This (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) LOLER training course provides users with an overview of this key legislation. LOLER is designed to ensure that all lifting operations in the workplace are completed safely. Anyone that works with lifting equipment of any kind, plans lift or conducts lifting operations must understand this legislation. This course provides an understanding of the details of what’s included in these regulations and describes what must be done to ensure compliance.
The Course Includes:
LOLER 1998 covers any equipment used for lifting operations and places a legal duties on the employer to ensure operations are conducted safely. Lifting operations are conducted in a wide range of workplaces. They include cranes lifting heavy loads on construction sites, forklifts trucks handling pallets of products in a warehouses and nurses using slings to move patients in caretaking situations.
Under LOLER, employers must ensure any such lifting equipment is suitable, stable and correctly installed. Anyone conducting lifts must be appropriately trained and lifts must be appropriately planned. A failure to follow this legislation can result in significant fines.
It is important to note that not all lifting equipment is covered by the LOLER legislation, as it only covers lifting equipment used for work purposes. Escalators and customer lifts, for example, are not covered by LOLER.
This course provides users with a general understanding of this legislation and its contents. It is an awareness level course that can also serve as a prerequisite to more specific legislations, such as for personal safety equipment during lifting operations.
For anyone required to conduct LOLER inspections, LOLER competent person training is recommended.
When lifting accidents occur, they can have severe consequences. Crane accidents have resulted in operators falling hundreds of feet to their death, cranes collapsing onto households and loads falling onto pedestrians. These types of accidents come with a cost in life, property damage and fines in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.
To protect against such incidents, employers must take steps to ensure their equipment is adequate, properly maintained and inspected. Providing LOLER and PUWER training is essential for employers that conduct lifting operations.
This course contains the following modules:
The LOLER training course helps raise awareness for the responsibility for safety and ensuring competence placed on duty holders regarding lifting equipment.
At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.
The end of course test is:
A score of 80% is required to pass the test.
The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.
The LOLER training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.