14 Jan The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations , which are often abbreviated to LOLER, LOLER Regulations or LOLER LOLER essentially puts in place four Regulation 9 of LOLER also. This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format. Collapse all -. Introductory Text.

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Strength and stability 5. If your business or organisation undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and regulqtions the risks to avoid any injury or damage.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Sadly this did not happen.

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The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted regluations made. For example, stair lifts and platform lifts mainly used for people with impaired mobility come under the Machinery Directive and those over 3 m vertical distance require third party conformity assessment by a notified body.

Work equipment and machinery guidance

Regulation 8 2 of LOLER defines a lifting operation as ‘… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load’. However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply to all equipment including selection, inspection, maintenance, and training.

Lifting equipment that is designed for lifting people must also be appropriately and clearly marked. To achieve this the employees must be competent. Competence is achieved through experience, technical knowledge and training. Most lifting equipment and lifting accessories will also fall within the scope of the Machinery Directiveas implemented by the UK Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations.

According to the HSE, factors to consider may include: Further reading What is lifting equipment? The date of the report. In any case, insurers may require a similarly high standard of protection to manage public liability in these situations.

Work equipment and machinery guidance | Health and Safety Executive Northen Ireland

Remember, the plan needs to set out clearly the actions involved at each step of the operation and identify the responsibilities of those involved. The Health and Safety Executive HSE offers the following advice for businesses or organizations undertaking lifting operations providing lifting equipment for others to use: A simple guide for employers More resources.


All equipment must also be appropriately marked.

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According to the HSE, factors to consider may include:. This should prove that when first made, it complied with any requirement.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – Wikipedia

Health and Safety Executive. The safe working load of the lifting equipment or where Views Read Edit View history. The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. In Europe today, this document would normally be an EC Declaration of conformity plus a manufacturers certificate if called for by the standard worked to.

The employer is then obliged to make sure employees are aware of these instructions and use the lifting equipment correctly.