Foundation Certificate [FOU]

Foundation Certificate [FOU]


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.


Instructor Led Training - 3 days

Instructor Led Zoom Training - 3 days

Course Contents

  1. Legislation, regulations, standards and best practice relating to lifting equipment
  2. Definitions
  3. Controlling risks
  4. Materials science
  5. Units of measure
  6. Basic machines
  7. Manufacturers verification
  8. Rating of lifting equipment
  9. Types of lifting equipment

Delivery Options

  • e-Learning
  • Instructor Led Training at Huntingdon Training Centre
  • Instructor Led Zoom training
  • Instructor Led Training on your premises (members only)
  • Blended learning (members only)


  • No previous experience or qualifications required
  • You must be over 18 years old.
  • You must be employed by a LEEA member or registered with us as an Individual Trainee

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 two working days.

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