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:
- Fork-lift trucks
- Lift tables
- Mobile elevating work platforms
- Vehicle inspection platform hoists
The Regulations also include lifting accessories, such as chains, slings, eyebolts etc.