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Document ID (ISN)77710
CIS number 01-1824
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG339
Health and Safety Executive
Title Thorough examination and testing of lifts
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2001. 9p. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER, see CIS 00-76) introduced new requirements, in particular that all lifts provided for use in work activities be thoroughly examined by a competent person at regular intervals. This booklet is aimed at owners of lifts or persons responsible for their safe equipment such as facilities managers or supervisors, and explains what needs to be done to comply with the law. Contents include: meaning of "thorough examination" under the regulations; role of "duty holders"; what the thorough examination entails (examination schemes, notification of defects and corrective actions, documentation, record-keeping).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety checks; inspection; lifts
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; responsibilities; inspection records
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Labour inspection
Elevators, escalators and hoists