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Certex provides an in-depth overview of the examination of Pedestal Cranes as required by the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER / SI 2307).

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Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth overview of the examination of Pedestal Cranes as required by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). Additionally, the course reviews the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and other relevant legislation. It also looks at the documentation required, and various inspection techniques used.

Equipment Covered:

  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Solid Box Boom Cranes
  • Hydraulic Boom Luffing
  • Rope Luffing
  • “A” Frames
  • Winches
  • Hook Blocks
  • Wedge and Wedge Sockets
  • Crane Cab, Instruments, Controls & Operations
  • Safety Devices – SLI, GOPS, MOPS, AOPS & Limiting Devices
  • Pedestal – Slew Ring, Rota bolts
  • Diesel & Electric Prime Movers
  • Sheaves
  • Man Riding Cranes
  • Crane Wire Rope Examination ISO 4309 – LEEA Accredited


It will also cover:

  • Your role and responsibilities as an examiner / competent person
  • Employers Responsibilities
  • Duty Holder Responsibilities
  • Health and safety at work act
  • BS7121
  • HSG221
  • Machinery Directive
  • Reports of thorough examination
  • Defect reporting
  • Proof Loading
  • Function Testing
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Rocking Motion Testing
  • Back Lash Inspection
  • Grease Sampling
  • Duty & Load Charts
  • Risk Assessments

Each course delegate will be expected to complete a theory and practical examination. If successful, a certificate will be issued. This will help the Employer to address certain legal requirements by being able to help demonstrate employee competency. A detailed course handout is also provided for future reference.

Additional Information:


The standard course is intended to last 4 days but for an experienced Pedestal Crane Examiner who holds a valid or recently expired certificate and can demonstrate significant previous experience, a 3-day refresher can be attended. Bespoke courses can also be discussed upon application.


The course is generally held at our Great Yarmouth facility, however we are also able to utilise other Certex locations or hold courses at Client premises if adequate facilities are available.


Certex UK offers a range of standard training courses as detailed on our web site and bespoke training courses can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Many of our standard courses are LEEA certified.

For further information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our Training Team on 01493 857705 or email gytraining@certex.co.uk

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