Safe use of lifting equipment

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Date of publication:
December 2014 (with amendments 2018)
978 0 7176 6586 0
Series code:
L113 (Second edition)

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is for those that work 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.

It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

LOLER applies to lifting equipment and builds on the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

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

The context and examples have been expanded to show that LOLER applies across every sector using lifting equipment. New examples show the impact on the health and social care sector.

Amendment 2018

Amendment to paragraph 28(c) LOLER 1998 ACoP/Guidance relating to hand pallet trucks and their examination under LOLER. The new text for paragraph 28(c) reads:

'28(c) high lift pallet trucks, both manual and powered, that have the ability to raise the forks above 300mm.'

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Updated: 2021-03-04