Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, otherwise known as LOLER.
The course starts by explaining the purpose of LOLER, before setting out what is meant by a lifting operation. It then provides some examples of equipment covered by the legislation. Next, it explores why lifting equipment safety is so important, detailing the types of injuries that machinery can cause. Moving on, the course covers the equipment maintenance requirements that must be complied with by law. It provides a detailed explanation as to what is meant by ‘thorough examination’ under LOLER, then looks at lifting equipment markings and the safe working load.

It finishes by covering what the regulations require of your organisation when it comes to the protection of young persons.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by LOLER and What equipment is covered by LOLER
  • Develop an understanding on Lifting Equipment Safety
  • Have an understanding on the importance of maintenance of equipment and lifting equipment markings.
  • And finally understand the requirements LOLER requires when it comes to the protection of young persons.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at those in any industry that are responsible for and the use of Lifting Equipment. This could include site supervisors or managers.


Understanding the risks and how to protect yourself from Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

For those needing further safety training, courses such as PUWER, Working safely and PPE should be completed alongside this one. For Supervisors that want to continue to enhance their skills, courses such as Introduction to Risk Assessment or Leadership Skills would make great next steps.

Module NumberModule NamePass % Required
1What is LOLER?70%
2Why is Lifting Equipment Safety Important?70%
3Maintenance of Equipment70%
4Protection of Young Persons70%

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


28 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Prices exclude VAT – price reduction includes multiple users across multiple courses.