Lifting Gear Examiners LO03

Target Group

Users of lifting gear and those involved in the inspection or statutory examination of lifting gear in service. It is also suitable for those who are involved with, or give advice to, users of lifting gear.


The aims of the course are 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 advise 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.
  • Videos – Slinging Safely & Chain Slings
  • Examination of lifting gear A practical assessment of lifting gear examination carried out on prepared used samples followed by group discussion

Achievement Measurement

This two-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 number of short written confirmation tests and a practical lifting gear inspection assessment leading to certification on successful completion.

Days: 2

Ratio: 8:1