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What is LOLER Awareness Training?

This (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) LOLER training course provides users with an overview of this key legislation. LOLER is designed to ensure that all lifting operations in the workplace are completed safely. Anyone that works with lifting equipment of any kind, plans lift or conducts lifting operations must understand this legislation. This LOLER course provides an understanding of the details of what’s included in these regulations and describes what must be done to ensure compliance.

About LOLER Awareness Training

LOLER 1998 covers any equipment used for lifting operations and places a legal duties on the employer to ensure operations are conducted safely. Lifting operations are conducted in a wide range of workplaces. They include cranes lifting heavy loads on construction sites, forklifts trucks handling pallets of products in a warehouses and nurses using slings to move patients in caretaking situations.

Under LOLER, employers must ensure any such lifting equipment is suitable, stable and correctly installed. Anyone conducting lifts must be appropriately trained and lifts must be appropriately planned. A failure to follow this legislation can result in significant fines.

It is important to note that not all lifting equipment is covered by the LOLER legislation, as it only covers lifting equipment used for work purposes. Escalators and customer lifts, for example, are not covered by LOLER.

This online LOLER Awareness training course provides users with a general understanding of this legislation and its contents. It is an awareness level course that can also serve as a prerequisite to more specific legislations, such as for personal safety equipment during lifting operations.

Why Is LOLER Training Important?

When lifting accidents occur, they can have severe consequences. Crane accidents have resulted in operators falling hundreds of feet to their death, cranes collapsing onto households and loads falling onto pedestrians. These types of accidents come with a cost in life, property damage and fines in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.

To protect against such incidents, employers must take steps to ensure their equipment is adequate, properly maintained and inspected. Providing LOLER and PUWER training is essential for employers that conduct lifting operations.

Who is LOLER Awareness Training Suitable For?

This online LOLER Awareness training course is suitable for anyone required to conduct LOLER inspections, LOLER competent person training is recommended.

Why Choose LOLER Training?

The LOLER training course helps raise awareness for the responsibility for safety and ensuring competence placed on duty holders regarding lifting equipment.

  • Study any time & in bite-size sessions
  • Less costly than a classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Helps to ensure compliance with legislation
  • Ensures staff have awareness of this important legislation
  • Improve workplace culture and accountability

What’s Included in the LOLER 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

  • Gain an understanding of the LOLER legislation
  • Identify equipment strength and suitability for the work
  • Understand the different lifting equipment used in various types of work
  • Learn about pre-use checks and conducting equipment examinations
  • Identify equipment issues
  • Gain awareness of proper placement and storage for lifting equipment

Course Content

This online LOLER Awareness training course contains the following modules:

  • What Is LOLER?
  • Suitability
  • Strength & Stability
  • Lifting Equipment for People
  • Positioning & Installation
  • Pre-use Checks
  • Thorough Examinations & Inspections
  • Maintenance & Storage
  • Lift Plans


At the end of the online approved LOLER Awareness 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 LOLER Awareness 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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