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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Costs are borne centrally. Lifting equipment not designed for lifting persons but loldr might be so used inadvertently, should be clearly marked that it is not designed for lifting persons. Competence is achieved through experience, technical knowledge and training. This may include the weight of the parts, where their weight is significant.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their lole use. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. In some cases, the information should be kept with the lifting machinery, eg the rated capacity indicator loller to a crane, showing the 9198 the SWL for any of the crane’s permitted lifting configurations. Skip to content Skip to navigation. 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 subject to LOLER’s specific provisions.


Reports and defects LOLER only applies to lifting equipment which is used at work. This page was last edited on 2 Julyat Exemption for the armed forces. This includes lifting equipment whose only source of power is directly applied human effort eg manually operated chain blocks and car jacks.

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March Back to top. It includes a range of equipment from an eyebolt to a crane. The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. The DoCwhich must accompany the new product, is an important document, which should be retained by the user.

Amendment of the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations In planning any lifting operation, the identification and assessment of risk is key to identifying the most appropriate equipment and method for the job. Health and Safety Executive. This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

This includes lifting accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment examples of lifting equipment. The safe working load of the lifting equipment or koler The definition of lifting equipment is considerably extended and a requirement for lifting operations to be supervised by a competent person is introduced. The DoC may avoid the need for an initial thorough examination before first use in those cases where the safety of that equipment does not depend on the conditions of its installation or assembly.

Conventional passenger lifts must meet the requirements of the Lifts Directive. Lifting equipment that is designed for lifting people must also be appropriately and clearly marked.


Lifting Operations and Lifting Machinery Regulations (LOLER 98), University Safety Office

Please help us clarify the article. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate their ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift. Sadly this did not happen. Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their safe use.

Put simply, the LOLER regulations require that all lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. To achieve this the employees must be competent.

The Health and Safety Executive HSE offers the following advice for businesses or organizations undertaking lifting operations providing lifting equipment for others to use: The date of the last thorough examination.

In relation to a thorough examination of lifting equipment other In the case of lifting equipment for lifting persons or an accessory loelr lifting this must be at least every six months; in the case of other lifting equipment at least every twelve months; or in either case in accordance lolfr a scheme of examination.