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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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 acopp the risks from this equipment – and will generally need to be to the same stringent standards as required by LOLER and PUWER.

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

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Risky business Vehicle safety on farms Kidsafe: You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Health and Safety Executive. Is this page useful? A simple guide oller employers Lifting equipment at work: 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. Regulation 8 2 of LOLER defines a lifting operation as ‘… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load’.

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

The 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 assembly. Health and Safety Executive. A brief guide Thorough examination of lifting equipment: However, when used at work, the provisions of PUWER still apply including selection, inspection, maintenance, and training. If your business or lo,er undertakes lifting operations or is involved in aco; lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage.


A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by looer or not. Work equipment and machinery Frequently asked questions Are you a? Where poler is to be used to lift peopleit should be marked to indicate the number of people that can be lifted in addition to the SWL of the equipment.

Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their safe use.

Revised LOLER ACOP Dec

The DoCwhich must accompany the new product, is an important document, which should be retained by the user. Examples of work equipment which does not come under LOLER but still comes under the provisions of PUWER include escalators and moving walkwaysmany conveyor systems and simple pallet trucks that only raise the load just clear of the ground lloer it can be moved.

Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment lolee the relevant enforcing authority.

The new text for paragraph 28 c reads:.

The context and examples have been expanded to show that LOLER applies across every sector using lifting equipment. Nevertheless, upon installation, this equipment ller meet the requirements of all relevant European Product Supply Directives and so be safe by design and construction when placed on the market.

Related resources Safe use of work equipment Thorough examination of lifting equipment: Further reading What is lifting equipment?

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

Other equipment, such as lifts in shopping centres, may be installed primarily for the use of customers who are not at work. All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate qcop ‘safe working loads’ SWL – the maximum load the equipment can safely lift. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.


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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 lolsr window cleaning. Approved Code of Practice and guidance Date of publication: 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.

December with amendments ISBN: 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.

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. In any case, insurers may require a similarly high standard of aacop to manage public liability in these situations.

Where the SWL of any equipment or accessory depends on its configuration, the information provided on the SWL must lolwr 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.

Conventional passenger lifts must meet the requirements of the Lifts Directive.