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    LIFTING OPERATIONS

    HSE confirm that hook-loaders subject to LOLER

    Loading a skip on to the vehicle bed involves a combination of lifting and pulling or dragging. The process of loading the skip on to the vehicle bed could not be acheived without initially lifting it. The reverse sequence involves an initial lifting of the end of the skip so as to facilitate lowering the skip to the ground. On this basis HSE has ruled that hook-loaders are within the scope of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

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