Lifting Gear Examination Refresher LO04

Target Group

The course is designed to refresh the skills and knowledge of delegates who have successfully completed a full Carl Stahl Evita Lifting Gear Examination Course within the last 3-5 years.

Equivalent Inspection courses conducted by other training organisations may be considered acceptable as a pre-qualification for this course (Please refer details and dates to Carl Stahl Evita normally we would require proof of certification in this situation)


The aim of the course is to: –

  • Provide delegates with a thorough grounding of the law and standards pertaining to lifting gear.
  • To teach the statutory requirements for, inspection, rejection and reporting of lifting gear in service.
  • To provide some practical advice that will enable those who attend to carry out lifting gear inspections confidently.

Training Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to: –

  • Carry out statutory ‘in service’ inspections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of examination, storage, marking and handling of lifting gear.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of terminology, law, standards and safe working practices concerning lifting gear.
  • Offer sound advice to other users.
  • Maintain a safe working environment whilst working with lifting gear.

Course Content

  • Definitions
  • Law and Standards
  • Legal Requirements (Health & Safety at Work Act), PUWER, LOLER, European Directives, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations.
  • Statutory Certificates & Reporting
  • Principles for Selection of Lifting Gear (general)
  • Marking, Storage & Handling (general)
  • In-service Inspections (general)
  • Materials used in lifting gear
  • Force influences in lifting gear
  • Inspection of lifting gear – Explanation, Demonstration & Imitation, Examination of black museum samples identifying faults, wear and common malpractice etc.
  • Examination of lifting gear a practical assessment of lifting gear examination carried out on prepared used samples followed by group discussion.

Achievement Measured

This one-day course is carried out in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER98) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) as published by the Health and Safety Executive. It includes a written confirmation test and a practical lifting gear inspection assessment leading to certification on successful completion.

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