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LOLER Competent Person Training

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) competent person training is a comprehensive course designed to support those nominated as an organisation’s competent person for LOLER.

The LOLER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders course takes an in depth look at vital areas such as LOLER risk assessments, equipment types, how to conduct LOLER inspections and lift plans.

LOLER Competent Person Training e-Checklist

This online LOLER Competent Person training course comes with two free LOLER Inspection Checklists to guide users through the steps of a LOLER inspection.

The General Lifting Equipment Inspection e-Checklist is designed for users inspecting a wide range of lifting equipment both large and small. It covers detailed inspection points outlined in the legislation and the LOLER Approved Code of Practice.

About LOLER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers and people who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes everything from large cranes operated on construction sites, fork trucks in warehouses and hoists used to move patients in care homes. And the duties include ensuring such equipment is suitable and adequately risk assessed, controlled, inspected and maintained.

This online LOLER Competent Person course provides anyone with such duties with a greater awareness of how to ensure compliance, while ensuring the safety of their operations.

Why Is LOLER Competent Person Training Important?

When lifting accidents occur they often have devastating consequences due to their nature. Accidents such as the failure of the lifting equipment, falling loads and crushing incidents can easily result in injuries and death, as well as millions in property damage.

Any organisation that operates lifting equipment must take steps to minimise the risk of such accidents occurring. This is not just a legal duty, but a duty to anyone that may be impacted by their operations and the shareholders of their organisation.

Why Choose LOLER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders Training?

  • Study any time & in bite-size sessions
  • Less costly than a classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Helps maintain legal and regulatory compliance for duty holders
  • Helps to minimise accidents in lifting operations
  • Provides awareness of legal duties and responsibilities
  • Helps to demonstrate compliance

What’s Included in the LOLER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders Course?

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

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

2.5 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of what LOLER is and the related duties and responsibilities
  • Identify key terms related to lifting operations and equipment
  • Understand how the risk assessment process and risk controls are applied to lifting operations
  • Learn details of requirements outlined under LOLER
  • Increase awareness of lifting portable lifting equipment and accessories
  • Learn how to conduct simple inspections on lifting equipment
  • Identify the elements in a typical lift plan

Course Content

Module 1 – Duties & Responsibilities

  • What Is LOLER?
  • LOLER Requirements
  • Related Legislation
  • Legal Duties of Manufacturers & Supplies
  • Terms & Definitions
  • Lifting Roles & Competency
  • The Cost of Getting It Wrong

Module 2 – Risk Assessments

  • Hazards of Lifting Operations
  • Identify the Hazards
  • Determine Who May Be Harmed & How
  • Evaluate the Risk
  • Risk Controls
  • Record the Findings
  • Review Your Assessment

Module 3 – Requirements for Lifting Equipment

  • Suitability of Lifting Equipment
  • Lifting Equipment for People
  • Strength & Stability
  • Positioning & Installation
  • Maintenance & Storage

Module 4 – Types of Portable Lifting Equipment

  • Man-Made Fibre Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Steel Wire Rope Slings
  • Components for Slings
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
  • Jacks
  • Manual Hoists
  • Other Types of Portable Lifting Equipment

Module 5 – Inspections

  • Pre-use Checks
  • Thorough Examinations & Inspections
  • Principles of Examination
  • Fibre Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Steel Role Slings
  • Shackles
  • Eyebolts
  • Jacks
  • Manual Hoists
  • Other Portable Lifting Equipment
  • Recording & Reporting

Module 6 – Lift Plans

  • Understanding Lift Plans
  • Planning for Risks – Location & Positioning
  • Planning for Risks – Visibility
  • Planning for Risks – Weather
  • Planning for Risks – Overturning
  • Example Lift Plan


At the end of the online approved LOLER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders 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 Competent Person 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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