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How often should I undertake crane services?

Stephen Gillions | 18 Dec 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations state that cranes services should be conducted regularly, from an initial inspection done prior to the crane’s first use, to frequent and periodic ins...

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How Crane Maintenance Can Reduce Your Downtime

Stephen Gillions | 16 Dec 2019

A failure of any part of a crane can have a number of negative consequences for your company. A breakdown will inevitably lead to downtime and delayed operations, which is extremely frustrating and ca...

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How often should my LOLER inspection be done?

Bob McFarlane | 26 Nov 2019

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) were created with the aim of establishing a safer workplace for everyone using, or coming into contact with, lifting equipment, su...

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Who is a Competent Person under LOLER?

Bob McFarlane | 14 Nov 2019

Under The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), all lifting equipment needs to be examined, inspected and tested by a ‘competent person’. But what does this mean? How does...

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How to record and keep information under LOLER

Rob Langford | 07 Nov 2019

In addition to providing regulations on examination and testing, as well as guidelines for safe lifting operations (amongst various other regulations), LOLER also requires accurate record-keeping to e...

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How to organise lifting operations under LOLER

Bob McFarlane | 31 Oct 2019

Organising lifting operations has a number of hazards involved and it’s easy for duty holders to omit important steps depending on how complex the task is. In order to comply with Lifting Operations &...

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How much does a Written Scheme of Examination cost?

Bob McFarlane | 25 Oct 2019

As it’s a legal requirement to have a valid Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) in order to outline the specific pressure equipment and systems you are operating, it’s reasonable to ask how much a WSE...

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How to amend a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE)

Bob McFarlane | 25 Oct 2019

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What does LOLER stand for?

Bob McFarlane | 25 Oct 2019

LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, which is the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) official regulation for people and companies who own, operate or have control over...

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