Consultation on Draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP): Safe Use of Lifting Equipment

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Posted on 31 Aug 2014

This consultative document seeks views on the revised version of the Approved Code of Practice (L113) relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This revision follows the agreement to review such documents identified by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt.

The proposed amendments are designed to bring the document up to date with regulatory and other changes and to make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person.

The proposed amendments will be of interest to those that work with any lifting equipment provided at work or for the use of people at work, those who employ such people, those that represent them and those people who act as a competent person in the examination of lifting equipment.

This consultation began on 20 August and ends on 14 October 2014. The consultation document can be found on the HSE website.  

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