• Age group19+
  • Duration1 day


This course is suitable for all employees who have previously been trained to lift loads.

The course has been designed for any personnel involved in the lifting and moving of heavy plant and machinery using mechanical assistance such as cranes, chain-blocks, pull-lifts and ancillary lifting equipment.


The aim of the course is to refresh the delegate’s knowledge on current legislation.  The course covers the theoretical and practical applications of slinging.


At the end of the course delegates will understand:

• LOLER 1998
• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (Sections 2, 7 & 8) and other relevant legislation
• How to establish loads, construction and safe use of rope, wire rope and chains, hooks, eyebolts and shackles
• Hand signals
• Correct slinging techniques
• Safe working practices
• The effects of angles

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

You will study:

• Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
• Construction regulations
• Assessing safe working load of equipment
• Establishing weights / balances
• Ropes, eyebolts, shackles, hooks and ramshorns
• Angles
• Slinger’s responsibilities
• Crane signals

Entry requirements

Prior knowledge of safe lifting operations is expected. Current industry practice recommends a refresher course every 3 years.

Classroom based delivery and practical input in the workshop.

£192 Please note this course is full cost and therefore learners are unable to get any fee remission.
Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Learning Support

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Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. Eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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