Lifting And Moving Equipment
If your company undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting and moving equipment, you are responsible for managing and controlling the risks to avoid injury or damage.
Lifting operations that involve lifting equipment need:
- Proper planning
- People who are sufficiently competent
- Appropriate supervision
The LOLER Regulation 8(2) definition of a lifting operation is '… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load'. A 'load' is the item or items being lifted, which can include people.
'Lifting equipment' for lifting and lowering loads can include accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment.