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LOLER The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations in conjunction with PUWER The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are the legislation that govern the use, maintenance and safety of equipment used in the workplace.
Is LOLER Certificate a legal requirement?
All Owners of a business that uses Lifting Equipment must comply with the LOLER Regulations. A LOLER Certificate or Report of Thorough Examination to give it it’s correct name, is a requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act and it forms part of an Owners Duty of Care to ensure overall compliance to The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1988 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1988.
LOLER is supplemented by approved Codes of Practice which have a legal status, if you are prosecuted for a breach of health and safety law you will need to prove you have followed the provisions in the Code
A report of Thorough Examination will be raised promptly identifying equipment that is fit for use and highlighting any equipment that may be defective.
Any Defective Equipment can be withdrawn from the site immediately and brought back to our workshop for a repair quotation