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The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

The 'LOLER' course explains the requirements of 'The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998'.

Course modules :

  • Introduction
    What is and what isn't covered.
  • Strength & Stability
    Lifting equipment and its load must have adequate strength and stability for its anticipated use.
  • Lifting Persons
    Equipment used for lifting people must be such as to prevent people being crushed, trapped, struck or falling from the carrier.
  • Positioning & Installation
    Permanent lifting equipment must be installed and mobile lifting equipment must be positioned in such a way as to reduce the risk of the equipment or a load striking a person, or from a load drifting, falling freely, or being released unintentionally.
  • Marking
    Lifting equipment must be clearly marked to indicate its safe working load (SWL).
  • Lifting Operations
    Every lifting operation must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.
  • Examination & Inspection
    The extent of examinations and inspections will depend on an assessment of the risks based on the type of lifting equipment, where it is installed and how it is to be used.
  • Reports & Defects
    Competent persons conducting a thorough examination or inspection should notify the employer as soon as possible of any serious and significant defects found in lifting equipment.
  • Keeping Information
    Reports of thorough examinations, the current record of inspection and other documents, should be readily available to inspectors from the relevant enforcing authority.
  • Self Test
    20 questions covering each of the previous modules. A certificate is offered if the test is passed.  


The LOLER course is ideally for:

Employers, employees, the self-employed and any persons who use lifting equipment or have the responsibility of controlling lifting equipment.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations course timing:
The 'LOLER' course takes approximately 80 minutes to complete.

Contact Details

QG Business Solutions Ltd
Westwinds
Lambley Bank
Scotby
Carlisle CA4 8BX
Cumbria

Tel: 01228 631681
Email: info@qgbiz.co.uk

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