Health and safety guidance: safe use of lifting equipment

Health and safety guidance: The Health and Safety Executive has published updated regulatory guidance surrounding the safe use of lifting equipment.

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance lays down what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

It is designed for:

  • Those involved in working with any equipment provided at work or for the use of people at work
  • Those who employ such people
  • Those that represent them and those people who act as a competent person in the examination of lifting equipment

This edition, which brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes, clarifies which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person.

More information is available at the Health and Safety Executive’s website.

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