Mainline Lifting Equipment - Lifting Gear  
 
Product Categories
Skip Navigation Links
Lifting Machines
Slings
Pipeline Products
Lifting Hardware
Fibre Rope
Cargo Control
Protective Equipment
Stainless Steel
Hydraulic & Mechanical
Load Measuring
Scaffold Hoists
Company News
Number of Visitors

LOLER

Guide to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

This guide provides information about the legal requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) which came into force on 5 December 1998.

 What is LOLER?

 In the main, LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment, for example the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, the Docks Regulations 1988 and the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc) Regulations 1992. Many aspects of LOLER should therefore be familiar to you.

The Regulations aim to reduce risks to people’s health and safety from lifting equipment provided for use at work. In addition to the requirements of LOLER, lifting equipment is also subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), see Further information.

What does LOLER do?

Generally, the Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is:

¦ strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads;
¦ positioned and installed to minimise any risks;