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LOLER Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment

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Date(s) - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 - Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Brampton Valley Training & Assessments


Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment

Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment LOLER

The Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment (LOLER) course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to perform a thorough examination of arboricultural lifting equipment. The course will also provide all the information and demonstrate the practical skills required when undertaking the regulated qualification, City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment (QCF).
Target audience:

To be on this course, you must have a comprehensive knowledge of modern arboricultural practice, particularly relating to tree climbing and rigging techniques and the associated equipment used in such operations. Typically, you will come from an arboricultural contracting background, but this also includes those involved in associated roles, providing you have the relevant knowledge and experience of arboricultural equipment and the circumstances in which it is commonly used.


This course is for Arboricultural ‘competent persons’ as defined by Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This course will typically suit you if you have a responsibility for ‘thorough examination’ in the course of your work. Examples would include:

  • LOLER examiners
  • supervisors and foremen

Please Note: For persons carrying out a thorough examination they must have appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the arboricultural lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined.

Product objectives: 

The Learning objectives for this course are:

  • Be aware of legislation pertaining to examination of arboricultural equipment (LOLER)
  • Understand definition and status of a competent person
  • Be aware of range of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment appropriate to working at height in arboricultural operations
  • Understand the requirements for operator pre-use checks, inspection, record keeping, storage and transport of equipment
  • Identify different categories of equipment and their appropriate examination intervals
  • Recognise appropriate marking of equipment, to identify individual items
  • Correctly identify levels of wear and damage in a range of arboricultural equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to record findings of the thorough examination using the appropriate forms.

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Inspection intervals
  • Record keeping, traceability and reporting
  • Identification marking
  • Types of damage and defects
  • Inspection techniques
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Life span and disposal of equipment
  • Glossary of terms & abbreviations.

Assessment will follow on the 28th June 2019.

The cost of this course is £440+ VAT (£88)  and the NPTC Assessment is £210. Total £738

The City & Guilds NPTC Assessment will take place on a separate date after the training course.  You will be advised of this date at time of booking.

A light lunch will be provided during the training only.

To book your place on this course, please contact us on 01327 831299 or via email on

Posted on June 25th 2019

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