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  •  Instant access to PDF certificate on completion.
  •  High quality printed certificate upgrade only £5.00 +VAT.
  •  IIRSM approved certificate and 1 CPD credit.
  •  Takes an average of 1 hour to complete.
  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment resits.

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LOLER Training - Target Audience

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, which is what the acronym LOLER stands for, are a set of regulations that affect how lifting operations can be carried out and what lifting equipment can be used. They are designed to ensure the health and safety of people when lifting equipment is in use.

Among other things, the LOLER regulations require that all lifting operations are properly planned by a competent person, supervised and carried out safely. It also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and thoroughly examined.

This course details the aims and scope of LOLER, including when and where they apply, and the requirements they place on employers and employees. It is suitable for anyone involved with the manufacture, supply, hiring and use of lifting equipment.

Meets the requirements of HSE, CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine, Exor, SMAS and other SSIPs.

Online LOLER Training Course | Instant downloadable IIRSM certificate

Instant start & login available 24/7 | Duration 60 minutes | 1 CPD credit

LOLER Training - Course Overview


LOLER are a set of regulations that build upon the requirements of PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998), and are designed to reduce the risks associated with lifting operations. However, they are complex, which can make them difficult to understand and comply with.

This course breaks down LOLER to make it easy to understand and follow, and allow you to better protect those around you while carrying out lifting operations. It also aims to answer questions such as:

  • What is LOLER?
  • What does LOLER stand for?
  • What equipment is covered by LOLER?

After completing this course, learners will understand:

  • What LOLER is and who it applies to.
  • How to select lifting equipment that is appropriate for the operation being completed and the environment it will be used in.
  • The requirements surrounding the planning of lifting operations.
  • LOLER's inspection and maintenance requirements.


It takes approximately 1 hour to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

Module Summary

In this module, we will explore:

  • What LOLER is.
  • The equipment that LOLER applies to.
  • Who is required to follow the requirements of LOLER 1998.
  • The additional supporting legislation surrounding LOLER.

In this module, we will explore:

  • Some key points to consider when selecting lifting equipment and lifting accessories.
  • What safe working loads (SWL) are and how they affect lifting operations.
  • Equipment strength and stability.

In this module, we will explore:

  • How to correctly plan lifting operations, including those that involve lifting people.
  • Some key things to consider when planning lifting operations, including location, visibility and where equipment is positioned and installed.

In this module, we will explore:

  • What thorough examinations, pre-use checks and declarations of conformity are.
  • Who is responsible for carrying out and recording thorough examinations.
  • Who is responsible for examining and inspecting hired equipment.
  • How to maintain and store lifting equipment.

LOLER Training - Accreditation and Certification

IIRSM Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a IIRSM Certificate and 1 CPD Credit.

This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training or this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years. We would recommend refreshing knowledge as and when legislation or guidance changes applicable to these regulations.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

LOLER Training - Frequently Asked Questions

LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

LOLER applies to the vast majority of lifting equipment, which is any equipment used in a workplace to lift or lower loads. The regulations also apply to any accessories used during the lifting process, such as accessories used to attach or stabilise loads.

Anyone who carries out a lifting operation must have the training and experience required to do so safely. Our LOLER certificate is ideal for anyone who regularly carries out lifting operations and requires an understanding or refresher of the requirements of LOLER to help them complete these operations safely and legally.

LOLER requires all lifting equipment to be regularly inspected, and states that:

  • Any lifting equipment and accessories used to lift people must be inspected every six months.
  • All lifting accessories must be inspected every six months.
  • All other lifting equipment must be inspected every twelve months.

LOLER requires any inspections to be completed by a ‘competent person’, which is described as someone who has the knowledge and experience required to successfully identify and evaluate any defects or issues that an item of lifting equipment may have.

While this training course will provide learners with an understanding of LOLER and lifting equipment generally, additional training and experience will be required in order to act as a ‘competent person’.

Online LOLER Training Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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