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 This is the original version (as it was originally made).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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Lifting equipment that is designed for lifting people must also be appropriately and clearly marked.

These are a legal requirement and should be carried out by a competent person, usually your insurance company will request a 3rd party independent Inspector.

Maximum fixed periods for thorough examinations and inspection of lifting equipment as stated in regulation 9 of LOLER are: Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Plain View Print Options. Equipment covered would include lifts, cranes, ropes, slings, hooks, shackles, eyebolts, rope and pulley systems and forklift trucks.

This page was last edited on 2 Julyat Repeal of section 85 of the Mines and Quarries Act Health and Safety Executive. Before any lifting operation, Ooler requires that any foreseeable risks involved in the work are identified and that the appropriate resources including people necessary for safe completion are appropriately allocated.

The name, address and qualifications of the person making the The regulations define lifting equipment as “work equipment for lifting or lowering loads and includes its attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it”. In any case, insurers may require a similarly high standard of protection to manage public liability in these situations.


Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their safe use. Lifting equipment which is not designed for lifting people – but which might be used this way in error – must be clearly marked to indicate it should not be used to lift people. 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.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) – Work equipment and machinery

The name and address of the employer for whom the 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. The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made.

All lifting equipment is normally put through an independent type testing process to establish that it will safely perform the tasks required lolfr one of the below standards.

In relation to every thorough examination of lifting equipment—. 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: Act which came into force in Great Britain on 5 December [1] and replaced a number of other pieces of legislation which covered the use of lifting equipment.


Marking of lifting equipment. They may be kept electronically as long as you can provide a written report if requested. They are designed to be used consistently as a rule, guideline or definition.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

In relation to every thorough examination of lifting equipment— 9. Such equipment must have been subject to conformity assessment and be appropriately CE marked and accompanied by a Declaration of Conformity DoC before loleg placed on regualtions market or brought into use. Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once.

A ‘load’ is the item or items being lifted, which includes a person or people. 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.

What is LOLER? A simple guide to lifting equipment regulations – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

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. The date of the report.

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

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