LEEA launches new edition of popular User's Guide to Overhead Lifting Equipment RSS LINK
The LEEA has launched an updated version of its popular User's Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment. First published in 1998, the latest edition of the 132 page, pocket-size publication provides wide-ranging practical advice for staff responsible for the safe use of overhead lifting equipment.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.
In terms of ensuring high standards of health and safety, the offshore and sub-sea sectors have always represented unusually challenging environments. However, practical guidance is readily available.