Parts Diagnostics Eco Tuning Truck operators Van users L.O.L.E.R Testing Current Legislations “The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998” (PUWER’98) and “The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998” (LOLER’98). These Regulations state that an employer must be responsible for any lifting equipment and maintain it in  a safe condition for their employees. The employer therefore has a duty to check any equipment that they operate has been thoroughly examined within the last six months (personal lift) or twelve months by a competent person.                                                                      LOLER 1998 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. Its aim is to reduce Health and Safety Risks to people using lifting equipment. It follows the 1994 Manual Handling Regulations which encourage people to use Lifting equipment. LOLER has been prepared by the Health and Safety Executive for the Health and Safety Commission. LOLER has been made Law under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and it builds on the requirements to provide equipment under PUWER 1998. PUWER 1998 PUWER 1998 stands for, PROVISION AND USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998. Basically, it requires that equipment provided for use at work must be suitable for it’s intended use. The regulations also require that all equipment must be safe for use and maintained in a safe condition. That is also a basis for LOLER. The regulation aims to ensure that the equipment is only to be used by persons who have had appropriate training and have access to information such as user guides. PUWER also requires that the equipment must be accompanied by suitable safety measures such as protective devices, markings or warnings. This is also a requirement of the British and European standards for Hoists and forms a part of the essential requirements of the Medical Device Directive LOLER requires that lifting equipment is strong and stable enough for it’s intended use and that it is marked with it’s maximum load. Again, this is also a requirement of the British and European Hoist standard, BS EN 10535. The regulations require that the equipment is positioned and installed in such a way as to minimise the risk to operators, users and patients. A further requirement is that the equipment must be used safely and that the entire lifting operation must be planned, organised and performed by competent people. The equipment should be the subject of ongoing thorough examination by competent people. How can we help? As  experienced engineers we are on hand to offer the very best in servicing and support. Scheduled maintenance and servicing – we can plan a preventative maintenance and servicing programme tailored entirely to your requirements. Thorough Examination and certification - we will perform your mandatory inspections covering you for LOLER 98 and PUWER 98. Machine refurbishment program - we can strip down, PDI, modify, repair, repaint, thoroughly examine and rebuild your machines. One off servicing and inspections - visits can be scheduled for just the mandatory inspections or yearly servicing. Customers Contact Us Atlas Garage, Read Street, Clayton-Le-Moors, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 5LL Tel Service: 01254 386676 Tel Parts: 01254 388040 Email Service: service@atlastruckandvan.co.uk    Email Parts: parts@atlastruckandvan.co.uk