New guidance on using hand chain blocks at an angle to the vertical RSS LINK
The LEEA has modified its guidance on the use of hand chain blocks at an angle to the vertical. Whilst previously advising against any such use, the new guidance reflects the fact that some hand chain blocks are now designed to be used in this manner.read more...
When crane incidents occur, the cause can often be traced back to mistakes made in the planning of the lifting operation. Indeed, rather too frequently, the problem lies in the complete lack of any meaningful planning.
One of the key requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) is that all lifting equipment must be subject to periodic thorough examination by a competent person. On paper this seems very straightforward. In practice, a significant number of employers still struggle to meet their obligations. There are a number of reasons for this, but for many companies simply keeping track of their lifting equipment is a real challenge.
The UK government has made reducing the amount of health and safety legislation one of its key priorities. In this article, Geoff Holden, chief executive of the LEEA, explains why he believes that LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations)is a successful piece of legislation that should be retained.
It is now more than ten years since the introduction of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)in the UK.