Foundation Course [FOU-B] - blended delivery

Foundation Course [FOU-B] - blended delivery


The Foundation Course is aimed at a beginner’s level. It covers common types of lifting equipment used across the industry and basic knowledge of key topics. 

This course is a pre-requisite for LEEA’s Advanced Programmes and does not qualify you to do inspection or examination of lifting equipment.

With the blended delivery, student study the e-Learning course and then attend a 1 day instructor led session, where they will review the training material with a chance to discuss and ask questions. The student then takes the written assessment.


This option blends e-Learning with an instructor led review session and assessment.

e-Learning - average 18 hours


Instructor Led Training - 1 day

Course Contents

  1. Legislation
  2. Standards & Codes of Practice
  3. Materials
  4. Basic Heat Treatment
  5. Unit of Measure
  6. Basic Force, Stress and Strain
  7. Basic Mechanics of Simple Machines
  8. Methods of Manufacture
  9. Verification of Lifting Equipment
  10. Wire Rope & Wire Rope Slings
  11. Chain & Chain Slings
  12. Rating and Marking of Lifting Equipment
  13. Textile Slings - Fibre Rope & Fibre Rope Slings
  14. Textile Webbing Slings
  15. Textile Roundslings
  16. Components for Slings
  17. Shackles & Eyebolts
  18. Turnbuckles
  19. Chain Hoists
  20. Lever Hoists
  21. Jaw Winches
  22. Jacks for Lifting
  23. Crane Forks & C-Hooks
  24. Powered Lifting Machines
  25. Runways & Crane Structures
  26. Overhead Travelling Cranes
  27. Offshore Containers
  28. Mobile Cranes

Delivery Options

Blended learning is available at our Huntingdon Training Centre or at your company's location.

This option is only available to LEEA Members.


Contact us for more information.


Courses available on request.

Need technical advice?

For technical advice on lifting equipment matters, email our Technical Services team. This service is free to members and we will reply within 48 hours.

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