The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are seeking opinions on a draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations SI 1998/2307.

Professor Ragnar Löfstedt has conducted a review and proposed the clarifying of:

  • which equipment is subject to the provisions of the Regulations; and
  • the role of the competent person.

The proposed amendments will be of most interest to those that:

  • work with any lifting equipment provided at work;
  • employ such people;
  • represent them; and
  • act as a competent person in the examination of lifting equipment.

Any comments or responses must be sent to the HSE by 14 October 2014.

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