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Lifting Operations – What Everyone Needs to Know

To ensure lifting operations are both safe and legally compliant, they must be carefully assessed, planned, organised and executed. Every step of a lift requires a person, or people, who have a great knowledge in both theoretical and practical steps involved. Adequate levels of training must be provided.

This online Lifting Operations course highlights the safe working principles and controls required to reduce the chances of accidents occurring as a result of lifting operations. It supports meeting legal obligations under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

About Lifting Operations Training

This awareness level Lifting Operations course is designed to provide workers at any level who conduct lifting operations with the knowledge they need to know to minimise risk to themselves and others.

Why Is Lifting Operations Training Important?

Lifting Operations are part of everyday life within building and construction sites. However, they present a wide variety of hazards. Poorly maintained equipment, unsecured loads, difficult working environments, and inadequate training all contribute to the chance of something going wrong during a lift.

According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) approximately 20% of the workplace injuries that occur are due to lifting operation injuries.

Why Choose Lifting Operations Training?

  • Study any time & in bite-size sessions
  • Less costly than a classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Helps workers through providing training for safety standards in lifting operations
  • Provides practical guidance and sets duty holder responsibilities
  • Helps reduce workplace injury, cost of injuries, as well as improve workplace safety

Who is Lifting Operations Training Suitable For?

This online Lifting Operations course is suitable for all employees that operate lifting equipment need to be properly trained in the equipment operation, maintenance, and emergency measures to comply with LOLER regulations.

What’s Included in the Lifting Operations Course?

  • Comprehensive yet concise explanation
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

35 Minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical guidelines to ensure worker safety in lifting operations
  • Identify risks in lifting operations
  • Learn and train best practices for lifting operations with machinery and heavy loads

Course Content

This online Lifting Operations training course comprises the following sections:

  • Right Equipment
  • Careful Coupling
  • Identify Workplace Problems
  • Danger Zone
  • Safe Speed
  • Proper Authorisation
  • Check Equipment
  • Check Load
  • Have Enough Help
  • Use Eyes & Ears
  • Be Seen and Heard


At the end of the online approved Lifting Operations training course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate is approved by IIRSM and will be issued instantly on course completion.

The Lifting Operations training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and the name of the approval body.

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