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Principal contractor fined after worker suffered electrical burns

A vertical farming, glasshouses and energy company has been sentenced after a worker came into contact with an 11kV overhead power line.

Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that on 3 December 2018, a subcontractor scaffolding worker was unloading some scaffolding poles near power cables in Willerby, Hull, when one of the poles caught the overhead line. He sustained burns to his leg and foot and was hospitalised.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the site was very muddy, and operatives were unable to park their vehicles on site near the work area, meaning they had to move the materials onto the site by hand. There were also inadequate controls on site to warn of the overhead cables.

Cambridge Glasshouse Company Limited of Wallingfen Park, Main Road, Newport Brough, East Yorkshire pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Act 1989. The company was fined £333,333 and ordered to pay costs of £1,235.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Sarah Robinson said: “The company should have planned the work to mitigate the risks and had better signage and controls around the site for overhead cables.

“This was a very serious incident and could have easily been fatal.”

‘This was a very serious incident and could have easily been fatal.’

Source of information: HSE, Principle contractor fined after worker suffered electrical burns  Thursday 1st July 2021. Click here to read the original article. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/construction-company-fined-for-breaching-work-at-height-regulations?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=construction-company-fined-for-breaching-work-at-height-regulations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/construction-company-fined-for-breaching-work-at-height-regulations#respond Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:27:33 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=3245 Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and other unsafe site operations during a routine inspection. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 October 2019, a routine inspection was undertaken at a construction site in Redditch, Worcestershire following… Read More »Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations

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Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations

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A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and other unsafe site operations during a routine inspection.

Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 October 2019, a routine inspection was undertaken at a construction site in Redditch, Worcestershire following a report of a fall from height. During the inspection there was evidence of poor management of work at height, and numerous other uncontrolled site safety risks. This included unsafe work on a flat roof where there was no edge protection as required by the regulations to prevent a fall from height, despite there having been a fall from the same flat roof eight days earlier.

Prohibition Notices were served immediately in response to the work at height breach and for unsafe access and egress into the building. An Improvement Notice was served in relation to planning for work at height and a Notification of Contravention was also served for other identified failings.

SSF Construction Limited of The Old Foundry, Ash Street, Bilston, West Midlands pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Regulation 13(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. They were fined £48,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,443.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Chris Gregory said: “The company had not learnt the lesson from the recent fall from height and failed to ensure that appropriate fall prevention or mitigation measures had been put in place, so there was the potential for further falls from height and serious injuries or fatalities. Other significant risks identified during the inspection confirmed a widespread failure to manage and monitor the site to protect workers and others from foreseeable risks.

“Those in control of work have a responsibility to ensure that work activities are appropriately planned, managed and monitored, and that suitable control measures are both identified and implemented.

“HSE will not hesitate to take proactive enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards – it is clear that in this case we were left with no choice but issue these notices and prosecute.”

‘HSE will not hesitate to take proactive enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards – it is clear that in this case we were left with no choice but issue these notices and prosecute.”’

Source of information: HSE, Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations.  22nd April 2021. Click here to read the original article. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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Warehouse management company fined after employee killed in electrical incident

A warehouse management solutions company has been fined after an employee was electrocuted while servicing an air compressor.

Aldershot Magistrates’

Maidstone Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 December 2017, Andrew Meade was carrying out pre-planned maintenance on an air compressor at a distribution centre in Gravesend, when he was electrocuted. He was not found for more than an hour following the incident. His injuries were fatal.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the control measures in place to prevent contact with electricity during maintenance activities were not suitable or sufficient. The electrical systems had not been tested or visually inspected since installation, and an incorrect isolating switch had not been identified.

Logistex Limited of Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northamptonshire pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The company was fined £180,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £23,358.16.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Joanne Williams said: “Poorly maintained electrical installations and faulty electrical appliances can kill or severely injure people; and cause damage to property.

“This was a wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure of the company to implement safe systems of work and identify the risks. Had the company identified the correct isolation point for the compressor and ensured that employees were sufficiently trained and supervised in the lock off procedures expected of them then this fatal incident would not have occurred.”

‘This was a wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure of the company to implement safe systems of work and identify the risks. Had the company identified the correct isolation point for the compressor and ensured that employees were sufficiently trained and supervised in the lock off procedures expected of them then this fatal incident would not have occurred’

Source of information: HSE, Warehouse management company fined after employee killed in electrical incident.  Thursday 1st July 2021. Click here to read the original article. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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Company fined after a worker was injured by a forklift truck https://plantandsafety.co.uk/company-fined-after-a-worker-was-injured-by-a-forklift-truck?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=company-fined-after-a-worker-was-injured-by-a-forklift-truck https://plantandsafety.co.uk/company-fined-after-a-worker-was-injured-by-a-forklift-truck#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:00:20 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=3229 Company fined after a worker was injured by a forklift truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). Aldershot Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was injured… Read More »Company fined after a worker was injured by a forklift truck

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A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT).

Aldershot Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was injured whilst carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent to a workshop. He was struck by a FLT, breaking the bone in his right leg. The driver of the FLT was unloading boxes for a delivery to the canteen, his view was obscured by the load on the forks, preventing him from seeing the other employee.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found that the company had failed to carry out the appropriate risk assessment to identify and implement risk control measures to ensure vehicles and pedestrians were not working at the same time in the same place.

Gov Facility Services Limited of Albany House, Petty France, London pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,636.38

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Nicola Pinckney said: “This injury was easily preventable. Planning for transport safety and implementing safe working practices should avoid such incidents.

“Workplace transport is a significant hazard and the risks must be recognised and managed. There are simple and effective measures employers can take to help keep everyone safe.

“Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required safety standards.”

‘This injury was easily preventable. Planning for transport safety and implementing safe working practices should avoid such incidents….’

Source of information: HSE, Company fined after a worker was injured by a forklift truck.  Wednesday 30th June 2021. Click here to read the original article. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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Electrical Fire saw flames spew out of manhole like dragon fire in Worksop

Witnesses to an electrical fire in Worksop town centre said the incident saw flames ‘spew out of a manhole like dragon fire’.

Security guards and the market team had to clear shoppers and passing residents for their safety after the fire broke out on Bridge Place, near the Halfiax bank, yesterday evening (Wednesday, June 23) at around 6.20pm.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, Nottinghamshire Police, Western Power Distribution and Cadent Gas were all in attendance as a plume of black smoke flooded the high street.

Philip Jackson, chair of Worksop Business forum and Shop Watch, said: “A call came over the radio from Iceland security saying that there had been an explosion outside the Halifax building society.

‘A call came over the radio from Iceland security saying that there had been an explosion…’

“Several of us who had heard the radio call dashed to the scene, assuming it was gas we started to evacuate the area and close the roads using traffic cones and portable market fencing until the fire service arrived”.

Philip added: “We were thankful that this incident happened after the Halifax had closed as people queuing to get in may have been seriously injured.”

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to a fire in the mains electricity supply on Bridge Street at about 6.20pm.

“Crews from Worksop and Edwinstowe were involved and extinguished the fire in about three quarters of an hour before handing the site over to Western Power.”

Source of information: Workshop Guardian, Electrical blaze saw flames ‘spew out of manhole like dragon fire’ in Worksop.  Thursday 24th June 2021. Click here to read the original article. 

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About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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Guide to Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

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Electrical Installation Condition Reports Explained

Electricity can not be seen, the cables are usually hidden inside walls, consumer units and cupboards. Meaning it is essential that we check the condition of our electrical installations for damage.
The main causes of fires in the home are caused by faulty and old wires. The risk of fires can be significantly reduced by checking the conditions of the cables, sockets, switches and other electrical accessories on a regular basis. All electrical installations, overtime will deteriorate due to being made up of various components and working mechanisms.

How old is my electrical installation?

Clear signs that can help you tell the age of equipment in the electrical installation in your home include:

  • Fixed cables coated in black rubber (stopped being used in the 1960s).
  • Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric (used before the 1960s).
  • A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s).
  • Older round pin sockets (or light switches), braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or no skirting boards (used before the 1960s).
  • Light switches on the walls or in bathrooms (used before the 1960s).
  • However old your electrical installation is, it may get damaged and will suffer from wear and tear. So you should get an electrician to check its condition at least every 5 years or when you move into a new property.

What is the aim of an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

The four main aims of an Electrical Installation Condition Report are:

  • Record the results: the results of the inspection and testing are recorded and are to ensure electrical installation is safe until the next inspection.
  • Reporting any damage or wear and tear.
  • Identify Hazards and Non-Compliance: identifying any part of electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations.
  • Produce a Record: it is essential that a record of the installation is provided at the time of inspection and for further testing in the future.

Types of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

There are two types of domestic Electrical Installation Condition Reports – Visual Inspection Reports and Electrical Installation Condition Reports, also known as (Periodic Inspection Reports). A description of each report can be found below:

1) Visual Inspection 

  • Does not include testing any electrical equipment and this method is only suitable if the installation has been tested recently.
  • A visual inspection is designed as basic check of the installation to identify any signs of damage, defects or deterioration.
  • The electricity remains on during the inspection as no circuit testing will be undertaken.
  • The electrical engineer will need access to all rooms and the report will usually take around an hour to complete depending on the size.
  • The electrical engineer will take notes as part of the visual inspection and to support the notes Visual Inspection Report (VIR)
  • The Visual Inspection Report will record a number of observations and recommendations and provide an overall summary of the installation condition.

The list below contains electrical items that can be expected to be looked in during a Visual Inspection Report.

  • Consumer Unit (main fuse board)
  • Sockets
  • Plugs
  • Light fittings
  • Light switches
  • Electrical cables or leads
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Extension leads
  • Kitchen safety
  • Bathroom safety
  • Signs of wear and tear
  • Visible signs of  burning/scorching
  • RCD protection around the home

2. Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An EICR Report also known as (periodic inspection reports) – this is what we would usually recommend, as it tests the installation and would find any hidden damage

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is a more detailed report than a VIR and will involve testing various electrical circuits which will require turning off electrics at the main supply. By turning off the electrics it allows the electrical engineer to identify any hidden defects or issues that can not identified by using a Visual Inspection Report.

The purpose of an EICR Report is to determine if the installation is in a satisfactory condition and safe for continued service. Is it recommended that EICR reports are carried out ever five years for privately rented properties or when there is a change in tenancy.

A EICR Report usually takes about 3-4 hours to be completed, depending on the number of circuits.

What information do you get from an EICR Report?

2. Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An EICR Report also known as 

  • Code C1 – This code should indicates that danger exists and requiring immediate remedial action. The installation is at great risk.
  • Code C2 This code indicates that the installation could become an immediate danger if a fault was to occur in the installation or connected equipment.
  • Code C3 – This code indicates that there is no potential danger at the time of inspection but improvement would significantly enhance the safety of the electrical installation.
    It is recommended that any C1 and C2 classifications are rectified as soon as possible to ensure safety, although there is no obligation to have any issues fixed.

Original source of information: NICEIC Fact Sheet

Who should carry out an EICR?

Only competent and qualified electrical engineers or registered electricians can carry out EICR Reports

Contact us today for support with your electrical compliance requirements

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About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

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New Vacancy: Engineering Services Manager

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Plant and Safety Limited are a national provider of Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. We strive to deliver the best customer service and ensure that our customer’s people and their equipment remain both safe and compliant. 

Due to continued growth, Plant and Safety are looking for an Engineering Services Manager to join our business. The candidate should be located in the West Midlands, ideally within a reasonable driving distance from our Head Office located in Shenstone, Lichfield. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Development and management of the Engineering Services division at Plant and Safety
  • Key services offered will include Inspection, Testing, and Certification services for Lifting and Work Equipment, Mobile Plant Equipment, Access Equipment, Pressure Systems, and Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems. Other services also include Maintenance, Repairs, Installation, Supply, and Proof Load Testing for Lifting and Work Equipment. 
  • Full responsibility for the region, branch, day to day operations, and for the financial performance of the centre
  • Ensuring that the potential of new and existing employees are achieved through training and development
  • Responsible for Technical, Quality, Health, and Safety standards are implemented and maintained
  • Assist in the planning and management of resources, customer enquiries, and any engineering work
  • Ensure effective communication between all stakeholders

 

Desired Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Mechanical engineering background with relevant qualifications (i.e. Apprenticeship, NVQ, Diploma, Degree etc)
  • LEEA qualifications are preferred, but not essential
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within the industry 
  • (Preferred) Experience with maintaining, completing repairs, and installing fixed lifting equipment is preferred, but not essential. Equipment should include Overhead Gantry Cranes, Hoists, and Swing Jibs etc. 
  • (Preferred) Experience in completing on site proof load testing testing on lifting equipment in line with the relevant British Standards

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Full Time – Permanent
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company Vehicle and Private Usage
  • Company Mobile Phone 
  • 25 Days Holiday Per Year
  • 3% Minimum Company Pension Contributions
  • Further development and training opportunities

How to Apply for the Role

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, then please email us with a copy of your CV to careers@plantandsafety.co.uk. A member of our team will be in touch once we have recieved your email. 

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About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

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New Career Vacancy: NPORS Training Instructor (Midlands) https://plantandsafety.co.uk/new-career-vacancy-npors-training-instructor-midlands?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-career-vacancy-npors-training-instructor-midlands Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:17:50 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2977 New Vacancy: NPORS Training Instructor (Midlands) Plant and Safety Limited are a national provider for Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. We strive to deliver the best customer service and ensure that our customer’s people and their equipment remain both safe and compliant.  Due to continued growth, Plant and Safety are looking for an NPORS Training… Read More »New Career Vacancy: NPORS Training Instructor (Midlands)

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New Vacancy: NPORS Training Instructor
(Midlands)

Lifting Equipment Operation Training

Plant and Safety Limited are a national provider for Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. We strive to deliver the best customer service and ensure that our customer’s people and their equipment remain both safe and compliant. 

Due to continued growth, Plant and Safety are looking for an NPORS Training Instructor to join our business. The candidate should be located in the Midlands, ideally within driving distance from our Head Office located in Shenstone, Lichfield. 

This role will require delivery of NPORS and Plant and Safety Certified training courses on both customer sites and our own premises. Due to the nature of the role, national travel and working away is essential. 

A full clean driving licence and a DBS check will be required. The ideal candidate should have good interpersonal and presentation skills, be positive, constructive, professional, patient, and act as a role model to others. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of NPORS accredited training courses both on site at the customer premises and off site (Plant and Safety training facility). National travel is an essential part of the role. 
  • Support training delegates to improve the skills they have and learn new skills
  • Advising customers on their legal requirements as defined under the relevant regulations
  • Demonstrating best practice and maintaining the highest possible standards
  • Supporting the business with the development of new and existing training courses

 

Desired Qualifications and Experience: 

  • NPORS Approved Training Instructor for Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations training courses (Slinger Signaller, Crane & Lift Supervisor, Appointed Person, Overhead Crane, Lorry Loader etc). Additional categories are welcome
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within the industry delivering accredited training courses 
  • Experience and relevant qualifications for Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Full time – Permanent 
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company Vehicle and Private Usage
  • Company Mobile Phone 
  • 25 Days Holiday Per Year
  • 3% Minimum Company Pension Contributions
  • Further development and training opportunities

How to Apply for the Role

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, then please email us with a copy of your CV to careers@plantandsafety.co.uk. A member of our team will be in touch once we have recieved your email. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: careers@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

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What is LOLER and what does LOLER stand for? https://plantandsafety.co.uk/what-is-loler-and-what-does-loler-stand-for?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-loler-and-what-does-loler-stand-for https://plantandsafety.co.uk/what-is-loler-and-what-does-loler-stand-for#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:06:28 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2842 What is LOLER and what does LOLER stand for? Are you trying to understand what LOLER is and what LOLER stands for?  Then simply read the post below to find out more about LOLER and Lifting Equipment.  What is LOLER?  LOLER 1998 is the regulation enforced by the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) which covers… Read More »What is LOLER and what does LOLER stand for?

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What is LOLER and what does LOLER stand for?

LOLER Inspection and Testing

Are you trying to understand what LOLER is and what LOLER stands for?  Then simply read the post below to find out more about LOLER and Lifting Equipment. 

What is LOLER? 

LOLER 1998 is the regulation enforced by the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) which covers lifting equipment and lifting operations.

LOLER places duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. In most cases, lifting equipment is also work equipment so the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) will also apply (including inspection and maintenance). All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic ‘thorough examination’. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.

What does LOLER stand for?

LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, which falls under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and is enforced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). It is applicable to people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.

What is the purpose of LOLER?

Lifting operations require specialist equipment to ensure that work is undertaken in a safe and efficient manner. LOLER is in place to check that lifting equipment is fit for purpose, compliant, and safe to use in order to ensure the safety of its operators.

LOLER regulations require that all lifting operations must be properly planned by a ‘competent person’, as well as appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. This means that workers must be properly trained to handle lifting equipment, sites should be properly inspected and work must be planned thoroughly by somebody with appropriate experience and knowledge before any work takes place.

As HSE advises: “If your business or organisation undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage”. This requires lifting operations to be:

  • Planned properly
  • Undertaken by people who are sufficiently competent
  • Supervised appropriately
  • Carried out in a safe manner.

 

In addition to the above, LOLER also requires lifting equipment to be regularly inspected and suitably marked to indicate that it is “fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic ‘thorough examination‘. 

What is a 'Thorough Examination'?

According to the HSE, a thorough examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the lifting
equipment by a competent person to detect any defects that are, or might become, dangerous.

The competent person will determine the scope of the thorough examination and they may use a number of sources to help them do this, such as industry guidance. HSE’s Contract Research Report Thorough examination and inspection of particular items of lifting equipment (CRR429) may also be a useful reference tool.

What is a 'Competent Person'?

Under LOLER, a competent person is defined as having “such appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined as will enable them to detect defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the safety and continued use of the lifting equipment”. 

According to the HSE, a competent person should: 

  • Should not be the same person who performs routine maintenance as they
    would be responsible for assessing their own work;
  • Should be sufficiently independent and impartial to make objective decisions;

Who has obligations and responsibilities under LOLER?

According to the HSE’s INDG290 Lifting equipment at work, if you are an “employer or self-employed person providing lifting equipment for use at work, or you have control of the use of lifting equipment, then LOLER Regulations will apply to you”.

Persons or companies falling under this description are classed as ‘duty holders’ under LOLER and must make sure that when lifting equipment is used, the requirements of LOLER are achieved. These requirements include:

  • LOLER Inspection and Thorough Examination: According to the HSE’s INDG422 Thorough examination of lifting equipment guidance documents, both inspection and thorough examinations are fundamental key requirements of LOLER.
  • Testing of Lifting Equipment: All lifting equipment and accessories must also be sufficiently strong, stable and suitable for the proposed task, which often requires testing services.
  • Marking of Lifting Equipment: LOLER also requires equipment to be visibly marked with any information that should be taken into account for its safe use. This includes factors such as safe working loads and usage instructions.
  • Planning and supervision: Under LOLER, duty holders must ensure that all lifting operations are planned, supervised and carried out safely by people who are deemed competent.
  • Reporting: It’s essential to have inspection reports following a thorough examination or inspection of any lifting equipment

 

As the duty holder, you must also ensure that you keep relevant information relating to your lifting equipment, including thorough examination and inspection reports, LOLER test certificates, documentation,  and records of EC Declarations of Conformity etc. 

How to be compliant with LOLER Regulations?

To be compliant with LOLER, you must ensure the various requirements summarised above are met within your business. This means ensuring that all equipment undergoes regular inspection and thorough examination by a competent person who is impartial and independent. 

A competent person is required to undertake a regular ‘thorough examination’ of all lifting equipment:

  • Before it is first used, if not EC Declaration is available
  • Immediately after the repair or replacement of an essential component
  • Whenever it is removed and refitted to the original chassis
  • Within 12 months of its last inspection (lifting accessories are usually 6 monthly)
  • A duty holder must ensure that all records of thorough examinations (as well as any other inspection or testing services) are readily available to inspectors from the relevant authority at all times, such as the HSE.

 

It’s important, therefore, to ensure an inspection and thorough examination is undertaken regularly and records are kept in accordance with the HSE guidance. Using an independent and impartial engineering inspection supplier can help you achieve compliance whilst minimising disruption to your business. 

Contact us today for support with LOLER compliance requirements

LOLER Inspection and Testing

Plant and Safety Ltd are a national provider for LOLER inspection and thorough examination services for all types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Click here to learn more about our Lifting equipment inspection and testing services, or contact us using the phone number and email address below. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

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What is an Electrical EICR Report?

Electrical Testing and Fixed Wire Testing. EICR Report

Are you trying to understand what an EICR report is? and why you need one? Then simply read the post below to find out more about EICR reports. 

What is an EICR Report?

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give rise to danger along with observations for which improvement is recommended. It is a more detailed report than just a Visual Inspection and will involve the testing of various circuits which will require the turning off of the electrics at the main supply. This allows the contractor to identify any possible hidden defects or issues that cannot be identified during a Visual Inspection. The purpose of an EICR (formally known as periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation), is to determine, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. Depending on the type/usage of an installation, it is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every 3 to 5 years (3 years for industrial, 5 years for commercial and privately rented properties).

Why have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

All electrical installations, over time, will deteriorate naturally as they are a working mechanism made up of various components and working systems. Much like an MOT for cars it is important that you ensure you carry out checks on the condition of the electrics at regular intervals. This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the installation in a safe and effective manner and your compliance with the “Electricity at Work Act 1974” and the “Electricity at Work Regulations 1989”. An inspection should always be carried out by a qualified and competent electrical engineer.

It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every 3 to 5 years

How long will an EICR take?

There are several factors to be considered to determine how long an EICR inspection should take.

  • Size of the installation (the number of distribution boards/ number of occupied ways)
  • Age of the installation (fabric of the building/ electrical distribution)
  • Operational requirements (vacant/ occupied/ full production) 
  • Agreed limitations (scope of works/ specification)

 

However it will ultimately boil down to the number of distribution boards and occupied ways (circuits/fuses) the installation has – A site survey is always recommended if you have a large installation, the surveyor should be in a position to advise how long the inspection will take.

What will an EICR report tell me?

What will an EICR report tell me? 

An EICR will provide a full summary of the condition of the electrics and determine whether it complies with the current British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671). It will record a number of observations in line with BS 7671 and make various recommendations where improvement may be necessary or beneficial to improving safety in your property. Once the EICR is completed the contractor will provide you with a certificate outlining the overall condition of the electrical installation. Generally, an EICR will provide codings against the condition of the installation.

The classification codes are as follows:

  • Code C1:  his code indicates that danger exists, requiring immediate remedial action. The persons using the installation are at immediate risk (the inspection engineer will normally isolate the danger at time of test)
  • Code C2: This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be dangerous at the time of the inspection, it could become a real and immediate danger if a fault or other foreseeable event was to occur in the installation or connected equipment.
  • Code C3:  This code indicates that, whilst an observed deficiency is not considered to be a source of immediate or potential danger, improvement would contribute to a significant enhancement of the safety of the electrical installation.

It is recommended that corrective action to rectify any C1 and C2s is completed as soon as possible.

Original source of information: NICEIC Fact Sheet

Contact us today for support with your electrical compliance requirements

Electrical Testing and Fixed Wire Testing 2 EICR Report

Plant and Safety Ltd are a national NICEIC Approved Contractor for wide range of Electrical Compliance and Electrical Testing Services, including but not limited to Fixed Wire Testing (EICR). Click here to learn more about our Electrical Testing Services, or contact us using the phone number and email address below. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

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