Slinging & Lifting

The slinging and lifting course is designed to help employers to meet their legal obligations regarding training and competence of employees working with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.

What you'll learn

  • An outline of LOLER 98 & PUWER 98 regulations
  • Understand the application of LOLER 98 in the workplace
  • Crane Safe Working Load (SWL)
  • Pre-use examination and inspection of different types of lifting equipment and accessories (slings, eyebolts, shackles)
  • Lifting equipment and accessories faults and defects
  • Assessment of the load for lifting in terms of mass, shape and make up
    Slinging techniques and the effect on sling lifting capacity
  • Risks associated with using incorrect or damaged lifting equipment
  • Correct lifting techniques including do’s & don’ts
  • Approved crane signalling methods
  • Slinging the load, taking the lift, raising the load, moving the load, landing the load

Course Objective

Enables candidates to recognize the specific hazards that occur when using overhead crane slinging and lifting techniques and the proper and correct methods to avoid danger. Demonstrate techniques, and practice in the correct assessment of loads, the selection of the correct lifting equipment and accessories and the methods and procedures for making the load lift.

Time frame

1 day course.


Map of IPS Rochester IPS International Northbank House
Sir Thomas Longley Road

additional information

PPE Safety wear is required for this course and should be, safety boots, hi-viz jacket, safety gloves, hard hat, safety glasses. Training is delivered onsite with practical work on the actual equipment that the candidates will work on. If the crane is cab control, a fully trained operator should be available.

The training applies to pendant and remote control operation but the lift must always be vertical from directly above. All client slinging and lifting equipment should comply with LOLER and client Public Liability Insurance should be in date.

A written test is part of the course and assesses knowledge gained during the course. A course completion certificate with the test mark will be issued on completion of the course.

All our standard courses and bespoke courses may be delivered on-site at IPS or customer premises.

These courses can be used in conjunction with an NVQ programme to support and supplement the practical skills requirements.