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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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This includes lifting accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment examples of lifting equipment.

L113 Safe use of lifting equipment – GB ACOP approved for use in NI

This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. LOLER only applies to lifting equipment which is used at work. Risky business Vehicle safety on farms Kidsafe: The context and scop have been expanded to show that LOLER applies across every sector using lifting equipment.

This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Health and Safety Executive. 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 loleg permitted lifting configurations.

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

This may include the weight of the parts, where their weight is significant. 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.


Lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined in a number of situations, including:. However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply including selection, inspection, maintenance, and training.

Skip to content Skip to navigation. Records aocp 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.

Safe use of lifting equipment. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – L

LOLER requires that lifting equipment must be of adequate strength and stability. 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.

Lifting operations range from:. The complexity of the plan and loled extent of the resources used to lolfr risk lller reflect the complexity and difficulty of the lifting operation. 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.

Such equipment must have been subject to conformity assessment and be appropriately CE marked and accompanied by a Declaration of Conformity DoC before being placed on the market or brought into use. Most lifting equipment and lifting accessories will also fall within the scop of the Machinery Directiveas implemented by the UK Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations. All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

Further reading What is lifting equipment?

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.


This includes lifting equipment whose only source of power is directly applied human effort eg manually operated chain blocks and car jacks.

Health and Safety Executive. The new text for paragraph lolre c reads:. 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.

Approved Code of Practice and guidance Date of publication: If your business or organisation undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage.

In planning any lifting operation, the identification and assessment of risk is key to identifying the most appropriate equipment and method for the job.

Skip to content Skip to navigation. A simple guide for employers Lifting equipment at work: December with amendments ISBN: All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be aco marked to indicate their ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift.

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. 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. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not.