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Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

Definition - What does Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) mean?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) are a set of guidelines established by the UK Government in 1998. The objective of the regulations is to make working life safer for all workers who come into contact with lifting equipment. The 17 regulations of LOLER apply to all lifting equipment in the workplace, whether it is used to lift loads or people. All sectors of industry are affected by LOLER.

Safeopedia explains Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

The LOLER Regulations are one of two sets of guidelines affecting lifting equipment in workplaces within the UK. The other is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). These regulations came into effect on the same date in 1998 as the LOLER regulations. These guidelines implement the non lifting requirements of the Amending Directive to the Use of Work Equipment Directive (AUWED), which the two sets of regulations implement. PUWER applies to all work equipment, including lifting equipment. LOLER deals with the lifting risks where they exist.

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