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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Revised LOLER ACOP Dec
However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply including selection, inspection, maintenance, and training.
Health and Safety Executive. The context and examples have been expanded to show that LOLER applies across every sector using lifting equipment.
The DoCwhich must accompany the new product, is an important document, which should be retained by the user. All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate their ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift.
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.
Safe use of lifting equipment
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In some cases, the information should be kept with the lifting machinery, eg the rated capacity indicator fitted to a crane, showing the operator the SWL for any of the crane’s permitted lifting configurations. Many other organisations also publish guidance material on LOLER and its application in practice, which businesses may find helpful – much of which can be found using standard web searches. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.
This includes lifting equipment whose only source of power is directly applied human effort eg manually operated chain blocks and car jacks.
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.
Health and Safety Executive. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Is this page useful? Therefore, businesses allowing the public to use lifting equipment, such as passenger lifts primarily intended for use by people not at work, should still be managing the risks from this equipment – and will generally need to be to the same stringent standards as required by LOLER and PUWER.
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.
You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Conventional passenger lifts must meet the requirements of the Lifts Directive.
Revised Edition of LOLER ACOP published Dec 2014
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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. A ‘load’ is the item or items being lifted, which includes a person or people. A brief guide 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: Approved Code of Practice and guidance Date of publication: Further reading What is lifting equipment?
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. Some lifting equipment may not be used by people at work, such as stair lifts installed in private dwellings and platform lifts in shops for disabled customer access – which are not subject to LOLER or PUWER in these circumstances.
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. 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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These Regulations often abbreviated to LOLER place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. In any case, insurers may require a similarly high standard of protection to manage public liability in these situations. Lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined in a number of situations, including:. Loldr 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 loled.
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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This may include the weight of the parts, where their weight is significant.