What are the main points of LOLER?

What are the main points of LOLER?

LOLER requires that lifting equipment must be of adequate strength and stability. This adds to the general obligations under PUWER regarding the suitability of work equipment.

What does LOLER 98 mean?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are set of regulations created under the Health and Safety at Work etc. The purpose of the regulations was to reduce the risk of injury from lifting equipment used at work.

What does LOLER include?

The LOLER Regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle inspection platform hoists. The definition also includes lifting accessories such as chains, slings, eye bolts etc.

What are the main points of moving and handling legislation?

Key elements include:

  • recognition of the risks.
  • commitment to introducing precautions to reduce that risk.
  • a statement of clear roles and responsibilities.
  • an explanation of what is expected from individual employees.
  • arrangements for training and providing / maintaining equipment.
  • arrangements for monitoring compliance.

Why is LOLER important?

Although LOLER can be applied to a wide range of equipment, it has great relevance to lifting aids for the medical and care industry. It can provide essential information and guidance on the correct way to maintain and use hoists, lifts and their accessories, helping to protect both the carer and the user.

What is a LOLER certificate?

A LOLER inspection is a Thorough Examination of lifting equipment by a qualified or ‘competent’ person, as defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It can also be known as an insurance inspection.

What is BS7121?

BS7121 is the British Standard Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Cranes. It is recognised as best practice in the industry and has been drawn up by the industry in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

What is not covered under LOLER?

Equipment not covered by LOLER pallet trucks, where the consequence of the load falling off is very low. roller shutter doors. escalators. fall arrest ropes.

Do safety harnesses come under LOLER?

It all depends upon intended use. If harness is being used as part of rope access then it is a lifting accessory being used to lift a person and 6 monthly (or more often as necessary) TE under LOLER applies.

What are the main points of the manual handling Operations Regulations 1992?

The MHOR 1992 set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling, these are: first : avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable; second : assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided; and.

What are 3 laws of legislation relate to moving handling?

The following legislation may be relevant for assessing moving and handling risks: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002) The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

What are the 3 principal aims of LOLER?

3 main aims of LOLER: Lifting operations are properly planned and managed. Lifting equipment is used in a safe manner. Lifting equipment is thoroughly inspected at suitable intervals by a competent person.

When did the LOLER regulations come into effect?

What is LOLER? LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment, for example the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc) Regulations 1992 and the Docks Regulations 1988.

What is a LOLER inspection in accordance with LOLER 1998?

A LOLER Inspection in accordance with LOLER 1998 is a thorough examination of lifting equipment carried out at specific intervals. These inspections are to be carried out by a competent person who then must complete a written report. The name, address and qualifications of the competent person undertaking the inspection of the lifting equipment

What does LOLER stand for in lifting regulations?

LOLER is an abbreviation of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. It is often referred to as the LOLER regs or LOLER 98 regulations.

What do you need to know about the LOLER manual?

Under LOLER, all lifting operations should be planned, supervised and carried out safely by people who are deemed competent by the duty holder. Following a thorough examination, the competent person must submit reports to the employer for any appropriate actions required.