Learn how to safely use lifting equipment and conduct pre-use inspections.

Can you correctly select and conduct pre-use inspections of lifting equipment according to Australian Standards? Do you keep accurate training records and can prove competency?

At Ranger, we take safety seriously. You’ll often hear us say, ‘Don’t gamble with your lifting gear” and we mean it. Using lifting gear can often have a high risk of injury, and the cost to your business can be significant when something goes wrong.

That's why we've developed an industry-first, online end-user training course designed to teach you how to safely operate lifting equipment and conduct pre-use inspections.

Our training modules cover topics including Chain Slings and Components, Wire Rope, Shackles, Lifting Beams, Chain and Lever Blocks to name a few. Upon completion, participants receive a LEEA accredited certification and a certificate of completion.

  • Australia's first LEEA accredited end-user course

  • 10 Modules teaching you how to safely select, use, conduct pre-use checks, identify defects and maintain lifting equipment

  • Recieve a LEEA accredited certificate on completion.

  • Delivered 100% online with quick quizzes and free downloadable resources. Learn at your own pace.

Delivered by Ranger Lifting, the only LEEA Accredited Training Centre in Australia

Enrol today and receive a LEEA Accredited Certification

At the completion of all 10 modules participants will receive a certificate of completion and an accredited certificate from the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), the worlds leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry. LEEA promotes enhanced standards and sustainable development for the worldwide Lifting and Safety Industry.

Are your staff competent as defined by the Standard?

Australian Standards make frequent references to competence and competent persons. Competency isn’t achieved through simply working around equipment for a long time or applying theories based on experience alone. Any employees who inspect lifting equipment are required to be suitably trained and qualified by knowledge and practical experience. They must be able to choose the correct lifting chain slings and inspect them as specified in the standard.

A RIGGERS TICKET OR DOGMAN QUALIFICATION IS NO LONGER ENOUGH to deem you competent under the standard.

The standards state that a person USING or INSPECTING Chain Slings must:


Follow the procedures included in the Standard


Complete an established competency-based training course.


Maintain documentation of competency standards and procedures.

Every business is under pressure to maximise efficiencies and cut costs but what could it cost you if something goes wrong?

Are you confident that you and your team can:

  • Identify which Australian Standard is relevant for Chain Slings?
  • Correctly calculate the tension on your load?
  • Correctly list the discard criteria of a wire rope or synthetic sling?
  • Consider the D/d ratio and apply it to your calculations?
  • Correctly conduct a pre-use check of a chain block prior to your lift?
  • Identify and reference the Australian Standard applicable to lifting beams?
  • Consider side-loading in shackles and apply the correct deration?
  • Tell the difference between Grade 80 and Grade 100 chain?

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that all care is taken to provide a safe workplace. 

Talk to us about our corporate subscriptions to get your entire team up to speed with lifting equipment best practices.

Who is this course suitable for?

Lifting equipment is used daily by employees in the mining, construction, civil, rail industries as well as many government sectors. Some workers who use lifting equipment regularly as part of their role are either a qualified Dogman or Rigger however most have no qualification or training whatsoever.

Due to the increased focus on safety, compliance and continued professional development in Australia, there is an immediate need for a new end-user course for the Australian market. 

Anyone using lifting equipment as part of their role should be suitably trained to do so.

What will I learn?

Relevant industry training delivered in 10 learning modules

Each module covers lifting and rigging basics, the specifics relating to the common rigging problems, calculating and managing risk, and how to safely select, use, conduct pre-use checks, identify defects and maintain lifting equipment. The regulations and Australian Standards that govern the lifting industry and best practice guidelines are also covered.

How long does the course take to complete?

That depends on quite a few things including how quickly you learn, how well you do in the quizzes, and whether you already have some experience with lifting equipment. 

We would suggest that you allow around 8 hours to complete this course. That doesn't mean it needs to be completed in one sitting, you can complete the course at your own pace, in your own time, and from wherever in the world you'd like to be.  

100 % ONLINE

Complete the course from home, work, or wherever you happen to be.


Finish it in a day, or tackle a module each week. The choice is yours.


Revise the content to prepare yourself for the assessment questions.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that all care is taken to provide a safe workplace. 

Talk to us about our corporate subscriptions to get your entire team up to speed with lifting equipment best practices.

    1. Lifting Industry Overview

    2. Think Lifting

    3. Lifting Industry Overview

    4. WHS Overview

    5. Workers Duties Under the Act

    6. Penalties under the Act

    7. Case Studies

    8. Case Studies

    9. Case Studies

    10. Case Studies

    11. The Importance of Lifting and Rigging Inspections

    12. Australian Standards

    13. How do you ensure you comply with Australian Standards?

    14. How do you ensure you comply with Australian Standards?

    15. Who can Inspect Lifting Equipment?

    16. Does my experience count?

    17. What is a Competent person

    18. A person using or inspecting lifting equipment

    19. Eye test requirements

    20. What could happen if you don't inspect your equipment?

    21. How often does your equipment need to be inspected?

    22. Inspection frequencies

    23. Periodic inspection guide for alloy chain slings

    24. Equipment tagging

    25. Inspection schedule

    26. Record keeping

    27. Storage and Handling

    28. Determining the weight of your load

    29. Determining the weight of your load

    30. Determining the weight of your load

    31. Calculate the Working Load Limit (WLL)

    32. Centre of Gravity

    33. Centre of Gravity

    34. D/d Ratio

    35. D/d Ratio

    36. Loading Factors

    37. Working Load Limits

    38. Is my Angle Safe?

    39. Calculating Sling Leg Tension

    40. Deration for Corner Loading

    41. Side Loading

    42. Grades of Chain

    43. Equalising the Load

    44. The Golden Rule

    45. Sling Protection

    46. Summary

    47. Module 1 Resources

    48. Overview Quiz

    1. Chain Slings & Components

    2. What is a Chain Sling?

    3. Types of Chain Slings

    4. Types of Chain Slings

    5. Two-Leg Sling

    6. Welded vs Mechanical Chain Slings

    7. D/d Ratio Chain Slings

    8. Deration for Corner Loading

    9. Australian Standards

    10. Australian Standards

    11. Steel Chain

    12. Steel Grades used in Lifting Equipment

    13. Steel Grades used in Lifting Equipment

    14. Steel Grades used in Lifting Equipment

    15. Chain Sling Components & Connections

    16. Coupling Components

    17. Self-Locking Hooks

    18. Lifting Hooks with Latch

    19. Hooks without Latches

    20. Chain Shorteners

    21. Adjusting Slings using Shortening Clutches

    22. Assembly Configuration and Limitation of Use

    23. Assembly Configuration and Limitation of Use

    24. Assembly Configuration and Limitation of Use

    25. Assembly Configuration and Limitation of Use

    26. Headroom and Special Slinging Methods

    27. Manufacturing Requirements

    28. Choosing the Right Chain Sling

    29. Calculating Sling Leg Tension

    30. Loading Factors

    31. Grade 80 Working Load Limits

    32. Grade 100 Working Load Limits

    33. Grade 120 Working Load Limits

    34. Deration for Corner Loading

    35. Enviromental Factors

    36. Using Chain Slings

    37. Selecting a Suitable Sling

    38. Lifting the Load

    39. Lifting the Load

    40. Recommendations for Attaching the Load

    41. Recommendations for Attaching the Load

    42. Storage and Handling

    43. Repairs and Defects

    44. How to Inspect your Lifting Chain

    45. Defective Items

    46. Defective Items

    47. Defective Items

    48. Defective Items

    49. Defective Items

    50. Inspection Schedule

    51. 1 Lift Cycle

    52. Summary

    53. Module 2 Resources

    54. Chain Slings and Components Quiz

    1. Wire Rope

    2. What is Wire Rope

    3. Who uses Wire Rope?

    4. Who uses Wire Rope?

    5. Wire Rope Core

    6. Wire Rope Constructions

    7. Elements of a Wire Rope

    8. Wire Rope Strand Direction and Lay

    9. Ordinary Lay

    10. Lang's Lay

    11. Grades of Wire Rope

    12. Wire Rope Sizing

    13. Compacted Wire Rope

    14. Rotating vs Non Rotating Wire Rope

    15. Wire Rope Slings

    16. Common Types of Wire Rope Sling Terminations Redo audio!!!!

    17. Common Types of Wire Rope Sling Terminations

    18. Common Types of Wire Rope Sling Terminations

    19. Efficiency Ratings of End Terminations

    20. Efficiency Ratings of End Terminations

    21. Single Leg Slings

    22. Multi Leg Slings

    23. Single Leg Slings

    24. Choosing the Right Wire Rope Sling

    25. Choosing the Right Wire Rope Sling

    26. Using Wire Rope Slings Safely

    27. Manufacturer Requirements

    28. WLL of Wire Rope Slings

    29. Environmental Factors to Consider

    30. Safety Factors to Consider

    31. Safety Factors to Consider

    32. Safety Factors to Consider

    33. Sling Protection

    34. Selecting a Suitable Sling

    35. Using Wire Rope Slings

    36. D/d Ratio Wire Rope Slings

    37. Pre-Use Checks

    38. Storage and Handling

    39. Discarded Wire Rope

    40. Discarded Wire Rope

    41. Discarded Wire Rope

    42. Discarded Wire Rope

    43. Discarded Wire Rope

    44. Discarded Wire Rope

    45. Discarded Wire Rope

    46. Module 3 Resources

    47. Summary

    48. Wire Rope Quiz

    1. Introduction

    2. What is a Shackle?

    3. Bow-Shackles

    4. Dee Shackles - problem with sound

    5. Wide Body (Sling) Shackles

    6. Wide Mouth Shackles

    7. Shackle Pins

    8. Shackle Material

    9. Using Shackles Safely

    10. Selecting the Right Shackle

    11. Selecting the Right Shackle

    12. Manufacturer Requirements

    13. Shackle Manufacturer

    14. Assembly

    15. Side Loading

    16. Connecting a Shackle to a Crane Hook

    17. Multiple Sling Legs

    18. Side Loading Example

    19. Point Loading

    20. Point Loading

    21. Stress in Shackles

    22. Using Shackles Safely

    23. Pre-Use Checks

    24. Storage and Handling

    25. Discarded Shackles

    26. Discarded Shackles

    27. Discarded Shackles

    28. Summary

    29. Module 4 Resources

    30. Shackles Quiz

    1. Introduction to Synthetic Slings

    2. Synthetic Slings

    3. Flat Slings

    4. Round Slings

    5. D/d Ratio Synthetic Slings

    6. Australian Standards

    7. Advantages of Synthetic Slings

    8. Advantages of Synthetic Slings

    9. Disadvantages of Synthetic Slings

    10. HMPE Slings

    11. HMPE Slings

    12. HMPE vs Polyester

    13. Benefits of HMPE Slings

    14. Advantages of HMPE Slings

    15. Disadvantages of HMPE Slings

    16. Manufacturer Requirements

    17. Sling Colour

    18. Label Colour

    19. Selecting the Right Synthetic Sling

    20. Using Synthetic Slings Safely

    21. Protecting Synthetic Slings

    22. Protective Sleeves

    23. Sling Rating

    24. Pre-Use Checks

    25. Pre-Use Checks

    26. Pre-Use Checks

    27. Storage and Handling

    28. How to Check your Synthetic Slings

    29. Discarded Slings

    30. Discarded Slings

    31. Summary

    32. Module 5 Resources

    33. Synthetic Slings Quiz

    1. Introduction to Chain and Lever Blocks

    2. What is a Chain Block?

    3. How does a Chain Block Work?

    4. What is a Lever Block?

    5. How Does a Lever Block Work?

    6. Chain Block vs Lever Block

    7. Advantages of Chain and Lever Blocks

    8. Disadvantages of Chain and Lever Blocks

    9. Australian Standards

    10. Manufacturer Requirements

    11. Recommendations for Use

    12. Recommendations for Use

    13. Precautions

    14. Precautions

    15. Precautions

    16. Example

    17. Selecting the Right Chain or Lever Block

    18. Pre-Use Checks

    19. Care and Use

    20. Storage and Handling

    21. Discarded Chain and Lever Blocks

    22. Summary

    23. Module 6 Resources

    24. Chain and Lever Blocks Quiz

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