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Lifting Gear Inspection

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  • Duration

    1/2 day

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  • Price

    GBP 292.00

    Excl. extras & Excl. 20.00 % VAT

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Lifting Gear Inspection


This course will enable the delegate to gain a better understanding of the LOLER Regulations and the practical experience of inspecting lifting Equipment and Accessories. This course is a combination of both theory and practical content

Target Group

With the history of the failure of lifting equipment, whether its mobile cranes tipping over, or slings, shackles or eyebolts failing for various reasons, inevitably leading to Human Error.

Your companys first line of defence should be Pre-Use Inspection. Many companies now employ a second line of in-house defence, in that they have carefully identified staffs who conduct detailed inspection of their lifting equipment, backed up with an inspection report.

We will give a presentation to your selected staff covering the legal aspects of inspection followed by a practical inspection of equipment




On successful completion of this course delegate will have completed a theoretical and participated in practical content relevant to this training

On successful completion of this course delegates will be issued and In House Training providers certificate

Course Contents

Legislation: British Standards/LOLER/Fleet angles
Rope construction and characteristics
Wire rope inspection
Make up of steel wire ropes, assessment of wire rope condition
Cores: Fibre and steel, wire rope maintenance
General purpose wire ropes, assessment of discard criteria
Round strand ropes, broken wires/wear
Different rope lays, localised broken wires
Wire rope terminations
Eyes and ferrules
Rope drums
Rope selection for different drums
Defects to be considered during inspection
Inspection of slings, shackles, chain hoists, pull lifts, tirfors and beam clamps