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Reducing the risks from the use of lifting and pressure equipment

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

These regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads; positioned and installed to minimise any risks; used safely, i.e. the work is planned, organised and performed by competent people; and subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspection by competent people. Lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. The Regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle inspection platform hoists. The definition also includes lifting accessories such as chains, slings, eyebolts etc.

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)

These regulations require users and owners of pressure systems to demonstrate that they know the safe operating limits, principally pressure and temperature, of their pressure systems, and that the systems are safe under those conditions. They need to ensure that a suitable written scheme of examination is in place before the system is operated. They also need to ensure that the pressure system is actually examined in accordance with the written scheme of examination.

Thorough Examinations and In-service Inspection

TÜV UK Ltd is member of the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) and a Type A Inspection Body accrediated by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to undertake In-service inspection and preparation of written schemes of examination in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 SI 1998, No. 2307 (UK & NI) and Internal TÜV Procedures and also the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 SI 2000, No.128 (UK&NI) and Internal TÜV Procedures.

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