Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
These Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place 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.
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.
ASSOCIATION OF LORRY LOADER MANUFACTURERS & IMPORTERS. ASSOCIATE MEMBER – (ALLMI)
The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) was founded in 1978 at the request of the Health and Safety Executive, and it remains today as the UK’s only Trade Association devoted exclusively to the lorry loader industry.
ALLMI serves, represents and promotes the interests of its members and the industry at large, and it is the natural focus and authority on all issues involving the design, manufacture, application and use of lorry loaders.
ALLMI's core aims are:
- To promote the safe use of lorry loaders.
- To ensure that the Association is involved in the formulation of any legislation which affects the industry’s interests.
- To promote compliance with training requirements embodied in current legislation.
ALLMI has members drawn from all parts of the industry, including manufacturers / importers, service agents, ancillary equipment manufacturers / suppliers, fleet owners and site operators.
All members share the same objective of promoting safe use and best practice.
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION AGENCY (VCA)
VCA is the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval authority that supports the industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components.
Accredited with the VCA for Conformance of Production (COP) in-line with ECWTVA requirements. Our quality systems are periodically audited to ensure we conform to all the latest type approval legislation / directives.
SOCIETY OF MOTOR MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS (SMMT)
National trade association supporting with legislative compliance and automotive business networking
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Its resources, reputation and unrivalled automotive data place it at the heart of the UK automotive industry.
SMMT is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members’ interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.
SMMT represents more than 800 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.
Priden are proud to part of the Safe Contractor scheme, this is a SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme for contractors who want to demonstrate that they're taking responsibility for their legal health and safety requirements.