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Steve 40  
#1 Posted : 15 June 2017 17:00:42(UTC)
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Steve 40

Hi, can anyone please clarify a queation posed to me. Does a lanyard, full body harness and other equipment used for lifting a person fall under LOLER and therefore require a 6 monthly LOLER thorough examination ?

thanks in advance. 

RayRapp  
#2 Posted : 15 June 2017 19:02:59(UTC)
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RayRapp

I think I am correct in saying that if it is a workplace environment e.g. care home, hospital, etc, then LOLER applies. If the lifting equipment is in a domestic setting and a member of staff visits i.e. care worker, then LOLER applies again.

I am sure someone else will correct me if I'm wrong.

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Steve 40 on 16/06/2017(UTC)
grim72  
#3 Posted : 16 June 2017 09:50:05(UTC)
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grim72

Hi Steve I've sent you some info by PM but you might also find this HSE link of use: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg367.pdf

chas  
#4 Posted : 16 June 2017 11:28:33(UTC)
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chas

If you are talking about lifting equipment in a social care setting you may find the link below of interest....

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hsis4.pdf

HSIS3 may also be of use.

Woolf13  
#5 Posted : 16 June 2017 13:27:34(UTC)
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Woolf13

Hi,

In short, yes it comes under LOLER. A device used for supporting the lifting and lowering of people, includes: harness and slings used when lifting patients.

If you are referring to harness/lanyard when working at height then depending on your risk assessment and inspection regime, if the equipment is used more frequently and in arduous conditions, the advice is to increase to 3 months. This is due to the increased chance of damage and degradation etc.

I hope this helps?

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