At LEEA we regularly receive calls from both end users and suppliers with questions regarding the documentation that should accompany overhead lifting equipment.
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.
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.