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Updated October 2016

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Introduction to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

Introduction to LOLERLifting operations are an everyday task in the energy industry, with a multitude of supplies and materials being transferred on and off various facilities and vessels. Lifting and mechanical handling operations can pose a major hazard if a load is handled improperly. Injuries and dangerous occurrences arising from lifting operations account for almost 20% of incidents offshore every year.

This course will help you to identify the risks involved in lifting operations and the steps you can take to reduce these risks and prevent harm to personnel and damage to equipment.

Approximate duration: 45 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • What Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, LOLER, are and why they are important
  • Who LOLER affects
  • The need for proper planning
  • The equipment used for lifting
  • The importance of inspections

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