Foundation Course [FOU]

Foundation Course [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

e-Learning - average 18 hours


Maximum number for Instructor Led Training - 12 delegates

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

  • e-Learning
  • Instructor Led Training at Huntingdon Training Centre
  • 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 48 hours.

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