Consultation into safe use of lifting equipment

The Health and Safety Executive has launched a public consultation into the draft Approved Code of Practice relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

This consultation began on 20th August and ends on 14th October 2014. Industry is invited to have its say on the proposals which are designed to bring the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

According to the HSE, the amendments would make the document easier to use, bringing clarity to the regulations governing the safe use of lifting equipment and the role of the competent person.

The revisions, which also factor in suggestions made in the earlier consultation in September 2012, follow recommendations by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his report ‘Reclaiming Health and Safety For All’.

Have your say

You have until 14th October to have your say. Simply fill out an online questionnaire or download a Word document form to complete.

Visit the HSE’s website to make your opinions count

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