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Guide to the Application of LOLER to Piling Rigs


The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) came into force on 5 December 1998 to replace industry specific regulations on lifting, including sections of the Factories Act 1961, the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961 and the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination) Regulations 1992.

Employers have a duty to ensure that lifting equipment provided for their employees (and the self employed working for them) comply with these regulations.

This Industry Code of Best Practice is designed to offer practical guidance on the application of the regulations to the piling industry, which if followed will assist in raising the standard of health and safety. This document is designed to complement the Health and Safety Executive publication ‘Safe Use of Lifting Equipment, Approved Code of Practice and Guidance – L113’ and other guidance for the construction industry.

It is the responsibility of those who use this Code to make themselves conversant with all the appropriate legislation and standards and not to rely on any reference or summary contained in this document, which may be incomplete or not comprehensive. It is not intended that this document should replace any Acts, Codes of Practice, Regulations or other documents having legal or contractual standing.


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