The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

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.

Lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. The Regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle inspection platform hoists.

To gain an idea of how compliant your business is currently in this regard complete our brief self-assessment checklist on Work Equipment Item l.

A Health & Safety Executive leaflet entitled "Simple Guide to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) giving simple guidance.

The Safe use of lifting equipment Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 Approved Code of Practice and guidance.