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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 What is LOLER?
  2. 2 Selecting the right equipment
  3. 3 Location of your equipment
  4. 4 Planning Lifting Operations
  5. 5 Maintenance of Lifting Equipment
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Explaining what the LOLER regulations are

The first section begins by explaining what the regulations are, who they apply to, and the four requirements which together, make lifting operations safer. It establishes a few key terms and introduces other pieces of legislation which feature throughout the rest of the course.

Section 2 of our LOLER training looks at selecting the right equipment

This section is all about making sure you have the right equipment. Selecting the right lifting equipment is crucial to any LOLER procedure. It covers Safe Working Loads, strength and stability, and what information should be provided with your equipment.

Setting up your equipment in the right location as part of LOLER training

This section covers everything you need to think about in a LOLER inspection when choosing a location for your equipment. Are there overhead power lines, or nearby buildings and structures? Any tunnels or excavations underneath? What about people, will they be working underneath?

Planning is essential when lifting equipment

Every lifting operation needs to be carefully planned, taking into account all foreseeable risks. This section will take you through everything you need to consider to make sure every lift is as safe as can be, this is the case whether you’re looking at portable lifting equipment or using a fixed hoist system.

Making sure you maintain equipment correctly as part of LOLER training

Over time, things break. Wear and tear will take its toll on even the most well-kept pieces of equipment. Proper storage will help them last longer, but you should also have adequate procedures in place to make sure all your equipment is in a safe condition. This final section covers what you need to do to help maintain your equipment.

About this course

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 provide guidelines to show you how lifting operations should take place in the safest possible way. These safe lifting operations require adequate planning, safe systems of work, constant supervision and thorough examination.

The cost of LOLER non-compliance

LOLER non compliance is costly. Non-compliance with LOLER can cost a company £250,000 in fines. In the UK alone, there have been 61 recorded accidents involving tower cranes, resulting in 25 injuries and 9 deaths. The aim of this LOLER Training is to reduce the chances of these figures growing any larger. The LOLER guidelines provide safe methods of work, and we explain in detail how you implement these guidelines into everyday work.

Our LOLER Training course will take you through the fundamental requirements needed in order to work towards compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. To assure you of its quality, our course is IOSH approved and will provide you with a personal certificate upon completion.

Our simple and easy to follow course is broken down into 5 sections: defining what exactly LOLER is, choosing what equipment is suitable, where your equipment is set up, planning an operation and the maintenance of the equipment

You may also be interested in our PUWER Training.

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The importance of LOLER Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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LOLER Training certificate

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Our LOLER training courses end with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This LOLER Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your LOLER Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

LOLER Training Certificate

320 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5
Too easy.

Should really be more in depth. And maybe offer no multiple answers.


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

A great resource to establish understand

This e-learning covers reliable information and relevant controls needed to remain safe during the lifting and lowering of loads.

Very informative

Well worth doing.

location of training not good

workshop is not the ideal place for training

I know the courses well.i just wanted a

I found the 3 courses interesting and refreshing

A general introduction only.

Fine as a general introduction but specifics of how this is applied in a business is key to effective operation in accordance with the legislation.

good course

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 were designed to make lifting operations, and the use of lifting equipment, as safe as can be. 

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Regulations aim to make working life safer for everyone using and coming into contact with lifting equipment: employers and employees, contractors and others. Like all regulations, they need to be studied closely. The words have been chosen carefully and sometimes have a precise legal meaning. At other times, you need to interpret the Regulations according to your own situation.

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Business benefits

LOLER training can provide your company with a myriad of benefits that will not only please your finances it will also upskill your employees to provide better, safer lifting operations.

Compliance to LOLER Regulations 

Employees who undergo a LOLER course will understand lifting equipment regulations and the legality of work to ensure compliance. This will help to avoid any penalties from unsafe lifting practices.

Improved lifting safety procedures

Employees undergoing a LOLER training course will be subjected to safety training which reduces the risk of any accidents that may occur due to LOLER hazards. 

Increase in employee efficiency

Employees will understand how to work to a better speed with accuracy than those without lifting operations training. 

Reduced costs

LOLER training can lead to reduced costs as it reduces the risk of compensations claims and increased business insurance premiums.

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