This new course will be coming to our Health and Safety suite in the coming weeks.

Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, otherwise known as LOLER.

The course starts by explaining the purpose of LOLER, before setting out what is meant by a lifting operation. It then provides some examples of equipment covered by the legislation.

Next, it explores why lifting equipment safety is so important, detailing the types of injuries that machinery can cause.

Moving on, the course covers the equipment maintenance requirements that must be complied with by law. It provides a detailed explanation as to what is meant by ‘thorough examination’ under LOLER, then looks at lifting equipment markings and the safe working load.

It finishes by covering what the regulations require of your organisation when it comes to the protection of young persons.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand the importance of Health and Safety in regard to lifting equipment.

Identify and apply the legislative framework that is applicable to lifting equipment.

Determine which equipment is covered by LOLER.

Recognise the hazards and issues associated with lifting equipment and understand the importance of maintenance.

Examine the importance of recognising the risk to young people from lifting equipment.


Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life

Duration:  25 minutes