In Service Inspection and Management of Lifting Equipment accessories (open)

Course Overview

Duration: 3 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 6
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This training course is designed for personnel who are involved with the issue, purchasing and receiving back in of portable lifting equipment and involved in carrying out planned maintenance and inspection of in-use portable lifting equipment.


To teach persons the examination process of in-service portable lifting equipment as required by Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 along with other relevant legislation.

Training Methods

Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


Additional information

On completion of the course trainees will be able to:

  • Identify defective portable lifting equipment
  • An understanding of the rejection criteria of defective portable lifting equipment
  • Have an understanding of damaged equipment registers
  • Have an understanding of the certification that should be with lifting equipment
  • Their role and responsibilities as a competent person in accordance with legislation
  • Planned maintenance of portable lifting equipment in accordance with legislation (LOLER 98)
  • Produce reports and certification of Thorough Examination as per Schedule 1, LOLER 98
  • Completed both theory and practical assessments, and produce internal Thorough Examination Reports and Certs


Statutory Legislative Requirements:

  • The Health & Safety at Work Law Powers of the Inspectorate
  • British and European Standards


  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)
  • The Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (An overview)
  • Duties of a responsible person
  • HSE Guidance Notes
  • Portable Lifting Equipment Examination/
    Inspection (Theory & Practical)

    Chain Slings / Master Links & Assemblies
    Wire Rope Slings
    Swivel Hoist Rings
    Lifting and Pulling Machines
    Man-Made Webbing Slings
    Beam Clamps
    Manual Chain Blocks / Hoists
    Lever Hoists (Pull-lifts)
    Jacks: Defamation, wear
    Rigging Screws
  • Systems
    Colour Coding
    Defective Equipment
  • Methods of Testing
    Proof Load Testing (Overview Only)
    Determining Safe Working Loads
    Factors of Safety
    Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing (MPI/NDT) (Overview Only)
  • Reporting Procedures
    Defective equipment register
    Manufacturer’s criteria
    Company procedures / protocols
    Purpose of Quarantine locker
  • Documentation/ Certification & Report Writing
    Thorough Examination Reports and Conformity Certificates
    How to complete reports of Thorough Examination
    Manufactures instructions

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