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The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations , which are often abbreviated to LOLER, LOLER Regulations or LOLER LOLER essentially puts in place four key protocols that all employers. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations You are here: No. ; Table of Contents. Table of Contents · Content · More Resources .

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The Surveyor must ensure that there are adequate emergency warning devices in passenger lifts. Sadly this did not happen. Particulars sufficient to identify the lifting equipment including where known Lifting operations range from:. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3. Some lifting oller may not be used by people at work, such as stair lifts installed in private dwellings and platform lifts in shops for disabled customer access – which are not subject to LOLER or PUWER in these circumstances.

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HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Records must be kept for all equipment.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

This is the original version as it was originally made. Work equipment and machinery Frequently asked questions Are you a? Act which came into force in Great Britain on 5 December [1] and replaced a number of other lolre of legislation which covered the use of lifting equipment.


A ‘load’ is the item or items being lifted, which includes a person or people. This lo,er may be confusing or unclear to readers. Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references. Every employer shall ensure that every lifting operation is planned by a competent 998, is appropriately supervised and is carried out in a safe manner.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

Lifting equipment ooler be installed so as to reduce as low as practicable the risk of the equipment or the load striking a person or of the load drifting, falling freely or being released unintentionally.

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

However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply including loker, inspection, maintenance, and training. Any inspection record must be made in line with the requirements of schedule 1 of LOLER The only exception to this is: Amendment of the Docks Regulations It also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task and suitably marked, with suitable maintenance recorded and defects reported.

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Lifting Operations and Lifting Machinery Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98)

If your business or organisation undertakes lifting operations or is involved 9 providing lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage. Positioning and installation 7.


Where the SWL of any equipment or accessory depends on its configuration, the information provided on the SWL must reflect all potential configurations for example, where the hook of an engine hoist can be moved to lolfr positions, the SWL should be shown for each position. LOLER only applies to lifting equipment which is used at work.

Other equipment, such as lifts in shopping centres, may be installed primarily for the use of customers who are not at work.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – Wikipedia

Thorough examination and inspection In planning any lifting operation, the identification and assessment of risk is key to identifying the lo,er appropriate equipment and method for the job. Suitability of Lifting Equipment Every employer must ensure that work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is used.

Skip to content Skip to navigation. Where such equipment is used to provide a platform it should be adequately fenced with suitable edge protection. Lifts used to only carry loads should be examined every 12 months.

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