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Lifting Operations and lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

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Lifting Operations and lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

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  1. Lifting Operations and lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  2. Introduction Lifting Operations and lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) came into force on the 5th of December 1998. The Regulations aim to improve peoples health and safety from the use of lifting equipment within the workplace. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  3. What LOLER replaced. LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment in the workplace Construction (lifting operations) Regulations 1961 Docks Regulations 1988 Lifting Plant and equipment (Records of Test and Examination) Regulations 1992 By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  4. What does LOLER do? Lifting equipment has to be: Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads. Positioned and installed to minimise any risks. Used safely, i.e. the work is planned, organised and performed by competent people. Subject to on going thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspection by competent people By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  5. What equipment is covered by the Regulations? The regulation covers most lifting equipment which includes: Cranes Forklift Trucks Hoists Lifts Mobile elevating work platforms Also including lifting accessories: Chains Slings Eyebolts By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  6. Who does LOLER apply to? LOLER applies to everybody whether they are self-employed or an employer providing lifting equipment for use at work, or have the control of the use of lifting equipment. However it does not apply to public lifting equipment such as lifts or escalators, these are covered by health and safety at work act 1974. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  7. Where does the employee stand within the regulations? They must insure that the use of any lifting equipment supplied by the employer meets the regulations of LOLER: Strong and stable enough for the purpose of use. Installed and positioned by a trained competent person to prevent any additional movement in the equipment. To ensure that all lifting equipment has the necessary checks and is thoroughly examined before use. Ensure that all equipment is visibly marked with the appropriate information, for example weight restrictions. There are also many other legislations that are enforced. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  8. How does LOLER relate to other health and safety legislations All health and safety regulations work along side others to make a safer workplace. An example of this is personal protective equipment(PPE) will work with LOLER to ensure working with lifting equipment is safer and more sufficient. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  9. How can the regulations be enforced? The regulations are enforced by the health and safety executive, if these regulations are not met or are broken the health and safety board have the power to shut the company down. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  10. Conclusion In conclusion LOLER improves general health and safety for everybody when using lifting equipment in the workplace. However it could be improved by having the regulations checked and assessed as they were last done in 1998. By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp

  11. Sources http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg290.pdf http://www.hseni.gov.uk/l113_safe_use_of_lifting_equipment.pdf http://www.towne.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64:loler-regulations-guide&catid=35:loler-regulations By Troy Budd and Kane Sharp