Lifting Operations (LOLER 1998) Awareness

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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Locations: In-house course only

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  • Define competence and identify limitations for better decision making
  • Reduction of accidents, incidents and damage to property
  • Better legal compliance
  • Confident and well-informed workforce
  • Build a positive culture
  • Extensive knowledge of safe lifting
  • Legal background for LOLER 1998
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Assessing strength and stability and lifting equipment on rails
  • Prevention of overload and lifting people
  • Positioning and installation and SWL
  • Lifting plans and organising the lift
  • The 12 factors for safe lifting
  • Examination, inspection and keeping records
  • End of course practical LOLER checklist application
  • Slinging and signalling techniques
  • Assessed by practical exercisesthroughout the course
  • Short multi-choice exam at the end of the course
  • Delegates who successfully complete the course in full will receive a Pivotal Scotland certificate of training

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HSE L113 Safe use of lifting equipment


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Course Description

Lifting Operations (LOLER 1998) AwarenessJane Wragg, a specialist prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, recently prosecuted a company for Corporate Manslaughter following a crane accident that killed an employee. This course will cover current legal duties and best practice to enable supervisors and those responsible for using equipment to understand the LOLER regulations and how to impart best practice arising from the law.

Why you should attend this course

LOLER place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. Lifting operations must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. On completion of the course, delegates will be aware of the safe practices and correct procedures required under the LOLER approved code of practice.

Who should attend

Suitable for anyone in charge of a workplace that requires lifting equipment and those who operate lifting equipment as part of their job role.

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Trainer kept a great pace, injected fun into the day(s) and ensured we were all involved. Good relaxed atmosphere at the venue, good food and we were well looked after.


Good delivery and interaction of training material. Excellent venue.


Tutor was very clear in giving the content of the course.  Took time to ensure everyone understood.


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