n the full version of the LOLER Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), which gives The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), the. (a) the LOLER 98 Regulations in full;. (b) the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP); and. (c) guidance material that has been written to help people use these. Safe use of lifting equipment Approved Code of Practice and guidance, associated with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment.

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Most lifting lolwr and lifting accessories will also fall within the scope of the Machinery Directiveas implemented by the UK Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations. December with amendments ISBN: Other more specific legislation may also apply, for example the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulationswhen safety harnesses are being used for rope access work during activities such as window cleaning.

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HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Health and Safety Executive. LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic ‘ thorough examination ‘.

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A simple guide for employers Lifting equipment at work: Regulation 8 2 of LOLER defines a lifting operation as ‘… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load’. In planning any lifting operation, the identification and assessment of risk is key to identifying the most loldr equipment and method for the job.

This includes lifting accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment examples of lifting equipment. This may include employees of other organisations who undertake maintenance and other work on equipment – who will usually be at work and may even need to test and use the lifting equipment during their work.


Health and Safety Executive. Examples of work equipment which does not come under LOLER but still comes under the provisions of PUWER include escalators and moving walkwaysmany conveyor systems and simple pallet trucks that only raise the load just clear of the ground so it can be moved. A brief guide Thorough examination of lifting equipment: The DoCwhich must accompany the new product, is an important document, which should be retained by the user. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.

Safe use of lifting equipment

This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. Some work equipment – particularly continuous types that transport people or goods, often from one level to another – is not considered lifting equipment and so is not axop to LOLER’s specific provisions.

LOLER only applies to lifting equipment which is used at work. Records of thorough examinations should be made and, where defects are identified, they should be reported to both the person using the equipment and to any person from whom it has been hired or leasedand the relevant enforcing authority HSE for industrial workplaces; local authorities for most other workplaces. All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out wcop a safe manner.

Nevertheless, upon installation, this equipment must meet the requirements of all relevant European Product Supply Directives and so be safe by design and construction when placed on the market.

Although LOLER has a wide application, any lifting equipment used on ships is generally excluded because there are other provisions for the safety of this equipment under merchant shipping legislation. All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate their ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift. In any case, insurers may require a similarly high standard of protection to manage public liability in these situations.

These Regulations often abbreviated to LOLER place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience.

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The context and examples have been expanded looler show that LOLER applies across every sector using lifting equipment. Where equipment is to be used to lift peopleit should be marked to indicate the number of people that can be lifted in addition to the SWL of the equipment. For example, stair lifts and platform lifts mainly used for loled with impaired mobility come under the Machinery Directive and those over 3 m vertical distance require third party conformity assessment by a notified body.

Some lifting equipment may not be used by people at work, such as stair loper installed in private dwellings and platform lifts in shops for disabled customer access – which are not subject to LOLER or PUWER in these circumstances. The complexity of the plan and the extent of the resources used to manage risk must reflect the complexity and difficulty of the lifting operation. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply including selection, inspection, maintenance, and training.

New examples show the impact on the health and social care sector. Lifting equipment What is lifting equipment Planning and organising lifting operations Lifting persons Thorough examination of lifting equipment Passenger lifts and escalators Vacuum lifting equipment Powered gates The basics for safety Legal responsibilities Ensuring powered doors and gates are safe Manufacture and supply of new work equipment UK supply law EU supply law CE marking Essential requirements Standards Conformity assessment Notified bodies Technical files Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Incorporation User instructions New machinery Machinery Directive: Further reading What is lifting equipment?

The guidance clarifies which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations afop the role of the competent person. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

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