Lifting Equipment Inspection & Record Keeping 


The course is designed to provide:-

  • More advanced training for those responsible for the detailed periodic inspections of lifting equipment.
  • The trainees will set up a recording system for the equipment and carry out periodic inspections throughout the life of a number of items of equipment.
  • The course will also demonstrate some strengths and weaknesses of materials by way of destruction tests.
  • This course is designed to provide greater detail on the inspection of lifting equipment & accessories.
  • This course provides the knowledge to allow delegates to plan and conduct lifting operations and formally inspect their equipment.
  • This course provides that statutory requirements for inspection, rejection, disposal and reporting procedures for lifting equipment
  • Delegates must be 18 years or over
  • Chain Slings
  • Web Slings
  • Round Slings
  • Wire Rope
  • Master Links, Connections & Hooks
  • Shackles
  • Beam Clamps
  • Eyebolts

In addition to the theory elements of Safe Lifting Module 1 the following topics will be emphasised.

  • The importance of trace-ability for all lifting equipment.
  • Completing inspection records.
  • Inspecting equipment and recording the findings.
  • Monitoring the continual degradation of items of equipment and assessing the point at which to withdraw items from service.
  • Processes for quarantining equipment.
  • Processes for investigating the effects of contaminants and the details required for returning to service.

Legislation governing the inspection of lifting equipment.

  • The requirements and production of an inspection report.
  • Standards and ratings of lifting equipment
  • Maintenance of lifting accessories
  • Conducting formal examinations under LOLER on common lifting accessories (slings, shackles, chain slings, wire rope slings, beam clamps, eyebolts, hooks)
  • Common faults with equipment
  • Follow up procedures after an examination

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

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