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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A safe working load SWL should, according to the regulations be marked onto lifting equipment with the relevant SWL being dependent on the configuration of the equipment, accessories for lifting such as eye bolts, lifting magnets and lifting beams should also be marked.

You are legally required to ensure that reports of thorough examinations are kept available for consideration by health and safety inspectors for at least two years or until the next report, whichever is longer.

According to the HSE, factors to consider may include: LOLER 98, which came into effect on 5 Decemberamend and revoke various pieces of legislation the most significant of which is the Construction Lifting Operations Regulations which is entirely revoked.

It is good practice for all personnel using lifting equipment to conduct a pre-use inspection on all items. 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 different positions, the SWL should be shown for each position.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

This article needs additional citations for verification. 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 equipment for lifting persons 6. The definition of lifting equipment is considerably extended and 199 requirement for lifting operations to be supervised by a competent person is introduced.

Positioning and installation 7.

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

Marking of lifting equipment 8. Loller of the Docks Regulations Open learning guidance Date of publication: This includes lifting accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment examples of lifting equipment. The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Other more specific lolsr 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.


To achieve lolef the employees must be competent. Regulation 8 2 of LOLER defines a lifting operation as ‘… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load’. The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. Email Address never made public. LOLER only applies to lifting equipment 19998 is used at work. Introduction New Regulations, accompanied by an Lolet Code of Practice and Guidance, have been introduced which impose new requirements for lifting equipment and lifting operations.

Regulation 9 of LOLER also outlines specific requirements for the formal inspection of lifting equipment at mandatory intervals. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Lifting equipment should be positioned or installed in such a way as to reduce the risk, as far as reasonably practicable, of the equipment or load striking a person, or of the load drifting, falling freely or being unintentionally released. This includes lifting equipment whose only source of power is directly applied human effort eg manually operated chain blocks and car jacks.

Such equipment must have been subject to conformity assessment and be appropriately CE marked and loer by a Declaration of Conformity DoC before being placed on the market or brought into use. Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their safe use.

Health and Safety Executive. Lifting equipment for lifting persons. 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. A lller guide for employers More resources. 9198 name, address and qualifications of the person making the The competent persons are normally engineers employed by the University’s insurance company.


This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. Views Read Edit View history. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Loelr regulations stated that all lifts provided for use with work activities should be thoroughly examined by a ‘competent person’ at regular intervals. Thanks for sharing the valuable information about lifting equipment and inspection services.

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These Regulations often abbreviated to LOLER place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. In planning any lifting operation, the identification and assessment of risk is key to identifying the most appropriate equipment and method for the job. Remember, the plan needs to set out clearly the actions involved at each step of the operation and identify the responsibilities of those involved. Before any lifting operation, LOLER 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 Health and Safety Executive HSE offers the following advice for businesses or organizations undertaking lifting operations providing lifting equipment for others to use: All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate their ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift. Thorough examination and inspection. They are designed to be used consistently as a rule, guideline or definition.

It includes a range of equipment from an eyebolt to a crane. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined in a number of situations, including:. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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