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The HSE have Just Published Document on LOLER Regulations

The Health and Safety Executive have just published an information sheet titled ‘How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) apply to Health and Social Care’. The document at 5 pages long can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hsis4.pdf and offers some useful, easy to read information on the key principles behind the regulations as well as some definitions and interpretations of the legislation. There is a particularly useful section at the end detailing which lifting equipment commonly found in the care sector comes under the regulations and which do not. This guide compliments another useful HSE information sheet ‘Getting to Grips with Hoisting People’ first published in June 2011.