Course Aims

Inhouse Management of Lifting Operations

Who Attends

This training is aimed at those responsible for reviewing lift plans and safe systems of work prior to any lifting activities taking place.

This course is designed to give site management or anyone that requires this information an overview of the planning of lifting operations, as well as some hands on knowledge and experience with some typical equipment used on sites for the lifting of loads through the construction phase.

Course Content

  • Identifying and understanding legislation and documentation for lifting operations, including PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and BS7121
  • Duties and roles involved in a lifting operation and the sequence of these duties during a planned lift.
  • Equipment terminology
  • Pre-use inspections of lifting equipment and accessories
  • Evaluation of required SWL of lifting equipment and accessories and calculating required length using uniform load methods.
  • Evaluation of proximity hazards and risk assessment
  • responsibilities of the employer
  • Introduction to non crane lifting equipment including an overview of requirements under ISO 8643:1997
  • Mobile crane duty charts
  • Sequence of planning a lifting operation
  • Practical training on basic slinging and lifting exercises involving various lifting equipment


This course will help to evaluate and recognise a safe lifting process and assist in understanding the requirements that you may be responsible for and allow this to be considered in the project planning phase.

Please note this is an awareness course only and will not qualify candidates to be able to undertake the roles of an Appointed Person, Crane Supervisor or Slinger Signaller on site.

Qualifications Obtained

Completion Certificates are issued by Sibbald Limited.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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