This Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) training course aims to reduce the chances of any accidents or incidents occurring during any lifting operations in the workplace. The course covers the regulations thoroughly, to give you an understanding of how to work towards compliance.


In the U.K alone, there have been 61 recorded accidents involving tower cranes, resulting in 25 injuries and 9 deaths.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 provide guidelines to show you how lifting operations should take place in the safest possible way.

These lifting operations require adequate planning, safe systems of work, constant supervision and thorough examination.

The aim of this LOLER Training is to reduce the chances of these figures growing any larger. The guidelines provide safe methods of work, and we explain in detail how you implement these guidelines into everyday work. It will take you through the fundamental requirements needed in order to work towards compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

You may also be interested in our PUWER Training.

LOLER Training Course Contents

1. What is LOLER?


The first section begins by explaining what the regulations are, who they apply to, and the four requirements which together, make lifting operations safer. It establishes a few key terms and introduces other pieces of legislation which feature throughout the rest of the course.

2. Selecting the right equipment


This section is all about making sure you have the right equipment. It covers Safe Working Loads, strength and stability, and what information should be provided with your equipment.

3. Location of your equipment


It’s not enough to just select the right equipment, you need to set it up in the right location too. This section covers everything you need to think about when choosing a location for your equipment. Are there overhead power lines, or nearby buildings and structures? Any tunnels or excavations underneath? What about people, will they be working underneath?

4. Planning Lifting Operations


Every lifting operation needs to be carefully planned, taking into account all foreseeable risks. This section will take you through everything you need to consider to make sure every lift is as safe as can be.

5. Maintenance of Lifting Equipment


Over time, things break. Wear and tear will take its toll on even the most well-kept pieces of equipment. Proper storage will help them last longer, but you should also have adequate procedures in place to make sure all your equipment is in a safe condition. This final section covers what you need to do to help maintain your equipment.


Duration: 35 Minutes


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