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Title: Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998


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Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment
Regulations (LOLER) 1998
  • came into force 5/12/98
  • applies to all work activities
  • duties on those in control
  • employers
  • self-employed

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Whats been lacking up to now?
  • Not risk based
  • Regs limited by industry - FA 1961, s.26-27
  • hasnt covered all lifting equipment
  • different Regs, different requirements
  • contradicts Machinery directive
  • http//www.towercrane.com/tower_cranes_Detail_Sele
    ct.htm

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Key definitions
  • Lifting equipment - work equipment for lifting
    or lowering loads and includes its attachments
    used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it
  • accessory for lifting - work equipment for
    attaching loads to machinery for lifting
  • lifting operation - concerned with lifting or
    lowering of a load
  • Load - includes people

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Examples
  • Traditionally
  • Equipment - cranes, lifts and hoists
  • Components - chains, ropes, slings, hooks,
    shackles and eyebolts
  • eg office block passenger lift, rope and pulley
    lifting bucket on site, dumb waiter, vacuum
    lifting crane, vehicle inspection hoist, scissors
    lift

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Main elements of LOLER
  • Regulations 4 to 7 - basics
  • strength and stability Reg 4
  • Lifting Equipment for lifting persons Reg 5
  • Positioning and installation Reg 6
  • Marking of Lifting Equipment Reg 7
  • Regulation 8 - planning for safe lifting
    operations and safe operation of equipment
  • HSE guidance and British Standard BS7121 part 1
    1989
  • Regulation 9 - Thorough examination and
    inspection
  • deals with initial and continuing integrity of
    equipment.

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Planning and conducting lifting operations safely
  • HSE guidance - L113, Lifting Operations and
    Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 Safe use of
    Lifting Equipment. Approved Code of Practice and
    Guidance
  • British Standard BS7121 part 1 1989
  • Employers shall ensure that every lifting
    operation is
  • properly planned by a competent person
  • supervised
  • carried out safely

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Competent to plan and supervise
  • The competent person should have adequate and
    theoretical knowledge and experience of planning
    lifting operations
  • appropriate supervision means that it should be
    proportionate to the risk, the nature of the work
    and the competence of those involved

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8
Lifting operations - Use a Safe System of Work
SSOW
  • Appointment of competent persons
  • management supervision of lifting operation to
    SSOW
  • crane driver
  • slinger
  • safe system of work devised
  • contractual considerations
  • on hire
  • under contract
  • selection of lifting equipment suitable for the
    load and conditions
  • examination and inspections
  • big enough to reach and lift the load?
  • Planning of the operation on site

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Planning of the operation on site
  • Load weight, its charactersitics and lifting
    points
  • safe working load limits SWL
  • load centre of gravity
  • Crane duties under different configurations
  • selection of lifting accessories and slinging
    method
  • site hazards
  • proximity hazards, eg. Power-lines, structures,
    other building operations, ground stability,
    space for maneouvring
  • erection or dismantling risks
  • weather wind loading
  • Lift
  • communications
  • control of raised load tag-lines
  • visibility
  • path of lift work under suspended loads

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Thorough examination and inspection of lifting
equipment
  • Thoroughly examined for any defect
  • Competent person to draw up examination scheme,
    including frequency
  • before 1st service use but after installation
  • after assembly, before 1st service or at new site
    or location, to ensure correct installation and
    safe to operate
  • where exposed to conditions that may cause
    deterioration likely to result in danger, it must
    be examined
  • passenger lifts at least every 6 months
  • other lifting equipment at least every 12 months.
  • After exceptional circumstances have occurred
    that may have adversely affected the lifting
    equipment

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