LIFTING EQUIPMENT, LIFTING TACKLE, AND GENERAL INSPECTION RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR INTERNAL INSPECTION TO INCLUDE OTHER ITEMS SUCH AS LADDERS, TOWER SCAFFOLD, HARNESSES

SYLLABUS

NOTE : This is an awareness course targeted towards people deemed as the competent person for companies, therefore mainly classroom based.

Ratio                       6 Trainees     :       1 Instructor

1. Aim

To train people in the general inspection of lifting equipment and work equipment and the safe use thereof, to include SWR, Webbing slings, harness,   ladders, tower scaffold.

2. Elements

Trainees will training on the following elements.

2.1      Legislation, i.e. Health &Safety Law,  LOLER Regs 1998, PUWER Regs 1998,

2.2      Inspection and selection of lifting equipment and the sections of the relevant sections of legislation as regards fault finding and testing for all items listed above in para 1 above.

2.3      Other equipment  e.g. eyebolts, shackles etc – testing for company.

2.4      Safety regulations applicable to the use of above equipment, this then gives  a working knowledge for testing purposes..

3. Knowledge

On completion of the course, trainees will have an understanding of :

3.1      Safety requirements for the use of lifting equipment and others as mentioned  in para 1 above.

3.2      Their responsibilities as the competent person for the company under the  relevant safety legislation.

3.3      Their individual responsibilities as regards to fault find and testing, i.e. pre  use  checks etc.

3.4      Inspection requirements for all work equipment under LOLER and PUWER

4. Skills

On completion of the course, trainees will be able to :

4.1      Identify faults and test for safety for company.

4.2      Inspection and select the correct lifting equipment.

4.3      Able to identify faults on other pieces of equipment

4.4.     Fill in the necessary paperwork

4.5.     Report back to management  on items found faulty.

5. Certification.

On successful completion of course then each person shall receive certification to state that they have received training in accordance with LOLER and PUWER Regulations and are able to carry out the Competent Person duties for their Company.