Lifting Gear Examination Refresher LO04

Target Group

The course is designed to refresh the skills and knowledge of delegates who have successfully completed a full Carl Stahl Evita Lifting Gear Examination Course within the last 3-5 years.

Equivalent Inspection courses conducted by other training organisations may be considered acceptable as a pre-qualification for this course (Please refer details and dates to Carl Stahl Evita normally we would require proof of certification in this situation)


The aim of the course is to: –

  • Provide delegates with a thorough grounding of the law and standards pertaining to lifting gear.
  • To teach the statutory requirements for, inspection, rejection and reporting of lifting gear in service.
  • To provide some practical advice that will enable those who attend to carry out lifting gear inspections confidently.

Training Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to: –

  • Carry out statutory ‘in service’ inspections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of examination, storage, marking and handling of lifting gear.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of terminology, law, standards and safe working practices concerning lifting gear.
  • Offer sound advice to other users.
  • Maintain a safe working environment whilst working with lifting gear.

Course Content

  • Definitions
  • Law and Standards
  • Legal Requirements (Health & Safety at Work Act), PUWER, LOLER, European Directives, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations.
  • Statutory Certificates & Reporting
  • Principles for Selection of Lifting Gear (general)
  • Marking, Storage & Handling (general)
  • In-service Inspections (general)
  • Materials used in lifting gear
  • Force influences in lifting gear
  • Inspection of lifting gear – Explanation, Demonstration & Imitation, Examination of black museum samples identifying faults, wear and common malpractice etc.
  • Examination of lifting gear a practical assessment of lifting gear examination carried out on prepared used samples followed by group discussion.

Achievement Measured

This one-day course is carried out in accordance with the code of practice for the safe use of lifting equipment as published by LEEA. It includes a written confirmation test and a practical lifting gear inspection assessment leading to certification on successful completion.

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