Testing and Inspection of Lifting Accessories (GA1 - 6 Month Test)

Course Description

Who Should Attend?

This training course is designed for personnel who are involved with the issue, purchasing and receiving back in of portable lifting equipment and involved in carrying out planned maintenance and inspection of in-use portable lifting equipment.


To teach persons an overview of the examination process of in-service portable lifting equipment as required by Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 along with other relevant legislation.

Training Methods

Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.

Content Statutory Legislative Requirements:

The Health & Safety at Work Law Powers of the Inspectorate

British and European Standards

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)

The Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (An overview)

HSE Guidance Notes

Portable Lifting Equipment Examination/ Inspection (Theory & Practical)

Chain Slings / Master Links & Assemblies

Wire Rope Slings


Swivel Hoist Rings

Shackles Lifting and Pulling Machines

Man-Made Webbing Slings

Beam Clamps

Manual Chain Blocks / Hoists

Lever Hoists (Pull-lifts)

Jacks: Defamation, wear

Rigging Screws



Colour Coding


Defective Equipment


Methods of Testing

Proof Load Testing (Overview Only)

Determining Safe Working Loads

Factors of Safety

Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing (MPI/NDT)

(Overview Only) 

Reporting Procedures

Defective equipment register

Manufacturer’s criteria

Company procedures / protocols

Purpose of Quarantine locker

Documentation/ Certification & Report Writing

Thorough Examination Reports and Conformity Certificates

How to complete reports of Thorough Examination

Manufactures instructions

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