Lot’s of R’s to get through in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, the next R in our list is Report of Thorough Examination.

What is a Report of Thorough Examination?    According to the HSE, a Report of Thorough Examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the equipment and its safety-critical parts. This is carried out at specified intervals by a competent person who must then complete a written report.

This is what our course covers, we take you through how to complete this written report. Upon successful completion of the training course you will be the competent person able to inspect small lifting equipment and accessories.

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Course ratios – Report of Thorough Examination

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 2 days for up to 8 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 8 delegates

Here is a link to the course syllabus blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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We also offer open courses, so individual candidates can come along, and join in a course with other candidates. These training sessions are held at our training centre in Middlewich. More details are available on our Open course page.


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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS. www.npors.com   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space.  Alternatively you can come to us at our training centre in Middlewich.

For onsite training, we will need a room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session, which will be an inspection of 5 lifting accessories and 5 pieces of equipment (both good and bad)

The Variations of Lifting Accessories include items such as slings, Shackles, Hooks, Wire rope, Clamps, Trolleys, Grabs, Beams.

Variations of Small Lifting Equipment can include Snatch block/ Gin wheels, Pull-lifts / lever hoists, Hoists /runways, Tirfor type pull / lift machine, Manual chain blocks, Tripod & winch, Fall protection equipment, Safety harness / lanyards / fall arrest blocks.

The course is not limited to these items.

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How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

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Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

Our Awarding Body is National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

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