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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals required to carry out lifting operations or who work with lifting equipment in Great Britain and on the UK Continental Shelf. The course is particularly aimed at those involved in offshore lifting operations.
Is previous experience required?
There is no requirement for prior knowledge or experience before completing this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
LOLER was put in place to protect personnel when carrying out lifting operations. This course will give you a basic understanding of what the regulations cover and how lifts can be carried out safely.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to plan and perform lifting operations safely. It will also indicate how to check that equipment is fit for use.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the requirements and scope of LOLER, you can help comply with the regulatory requirements. Knowledge of how to conduct safe lifts will also help to reduce the number of incidents at your worksite.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is based upon the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and the LOLER Approved Code of Practice (ACOP). The course also references the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR), and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Define LOLER, its applications and the responsibilities associated with it
• Identify the equipment and accessories covered by LOLER
• State the training and competency standards for working under LOLER
• Identify the different categories of lifting operations
• Recall how lifts are planned
• Explain the importance of risk assessment
• Explain how permits, colour coding and certification are used to control lifts
• Identify lift restrictions
• Describe safe lifting practices
• Recognise the requirements for communications
• Recognise the controls associated with man riding
• Describe the need for supervision and pre-use checks
• Outline how to identify equipment that is fit for use or defective
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
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