Safe Operation of Lifting Equipment

Lifting equipment is governed by H&S legislation (LOLER 1998) The purpose of the regulations was to reduce the risk of injury from lifting equipment used at work.

Areas covered in the regulations include the requirement for lifting equipment to be strong and stable enough for safe use and to be marked to indicate safe working loads; ensuring that any equipment is positioned and installed so as to minimise risks; that the equipment is used safely ensuring that work is planned, organised and performed by a competent person; that equipment is subject to ongoing thorough examination and where appropriate, inspection by competent people.