Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

According to the Health and Safety Executive, any owner of lifting equipment on the farm or for use on construction sites must have evidence that the machinery’s lifting mechanism has been successfully checked by an independent examiner.  This includes all forklift and telescopic handlers.  The requirements which must be met are laid out in the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98).  The structure of the machine, including its brakes and steering should comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98).  It’s worth knowing that any lifting equipment used to lift people must be checked every 6 months, otherwise general lifting machinery should be inspected every 12 months.  Our instructors are qualified to perform LOLER inspections and this can be done at the same time as training you or your staff to achieve competent operator status, whether for access to site, safe practice or insurance purposes.

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