The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers


What does LOLER apply to?

LOLER (the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) apply to any lifting equipment used at work – including employees’ own lifting equipment – for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. However, the Regulations do not extend to fixed anchor points that form part of a building or structure.

LOLER covers a wide range of equipment, including:

  • Cranes
  • Fork-lift trucks
  • Lift tables
  • Hoists
  • Mobile elevating work platforms
  • Vehicle inspection platform hoists

The Regulations also include lifting accessories, such as chains, slings, eyebolts etc.