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Lift inspection


Course Details

Course code
3 days
Lift Safety Training
City & Guilds Assured
Training method

Enable Engineer Surveyors to complete the course of a high level of theoretical and practical instruction on lift theory and thorough examinations.

Who is the course for

This course is aimed at Engineer Surveyors undergoing training for the periodic thorough examination of lifts.

Aims & objectives

Enable Engineer Surveyors to complete the course of a high level of theoretical and practical instruction on lift theory and thorough examinations.



  • – Apply safe working practices and procedures in a lift environment to the current legislative standards and guidance.
  • – Discuss the safety, legal and regulatory documentation relevant to lift inspections.
  • – Identify different sheave profiles and their operational characteristics
  • – Identify the discard criteria for ropes including identification of various problem areas
  • – Identify safety gear operation, brakes and unintended movement of the lift and areas of malfunction
  • – State the need and how to test low pressure detection on hydraulic lifts
  • – State the need and how to assess run-by and over-travel on lifts
  • – State the need for doors and door locks and how to assess their safe operation
  • – Define the term competent person in accordance with LOLER.
  • – Carry out lift inspections on various lift installations in accordance with LOLER and SAFed.
  • – Describe the basic theory of control systems including, circuit diagrams, basic fault finding and resets.
  • – State the need for thorough examinations of lifts
  • – Carry out thorough examinations on selected lifts in accordance with LOLER and SAFed

Prerequisites for this course

The course combines formal classroom instruction with individual practice of the procedure and a written test. Overalls and hardhats will be required.


Upcoming Courses

Take a look at where you will train

Our extensive practical facilities give learners the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience within a safe and controlled environment.

Course FAQs

Eastwood Park’s lift training covers electrical traction (including MRLs) and hydraulic lifts.

For staff nominated to carry out the release of trapped passengers, refreshers are required every 12 months. For Authorised Persons (Lifts) , re-training is required every 3 years.

You can download our learner handbook on our learners page.

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