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The Importance Of LOLER Testing For HIAB Cranes

Posted by ALAN BROWN on May 13, 2019 2:49:28 PM

LOLER testing is a legal requirement enforced by Health & Safety (HSE) inspectors. The government takes Health & Safety very seriously and it is quite obvious that machinery used in the workplace has potential to cause accidents and injury. LOLER focuses on the safe operation of lifting equipment, which can range from patient hoists in care homes to cranes on ships. This article looks specifically at truck loaders and what LOLER means for owners, employers, employees and members of the public.

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Topics: LOLER Testing

How Often Should I Get A HIAB Crane Service?

Posted by ALAN BROWN on May 31, 2018 11:12:25 AM

Safety at work is a paramount priority. Though we may sometimes grumble at regulations, the fact is that safety at work is now far superior to what it was like 50 or even 20 years ago, and this is a very good thing. Lifting equipment presents very obvious hazards and therefore we must take great care to ensure it is safe to use and that operators are fully trained and safety conscious. Sticking to the recommended service and inspection frequencies is only a matter of sheer common sense.

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Topics: LOLER Testing

LOLER Testing Explained: The Key Things You Must Know

Posted by ALAN BROWN on Mar 28, 2018 3:18:36 PM

LOLER stands for Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations. They came into force in December 1998 to make using lifting equipment safer at work. The range of applications is very wide, as you can imagine. Lifting using equipment takes place in nursing homes and on ships, construction sites and warehouses. The equipment used varies from hoists for helping to lift people through to the huge cranes you see on building sites and everything in between like forklifts and HIAB equipment on trucks.

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Topics: LOLER Testing

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