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LOLER Police

Post by Siblo » Fri May 19, 2017 9:04 am

Hi Guys,

Just had a BSI auditor/advisor on site (apparently they have changed the rule book).

During a walkround he mentioned it was required by H&S law that we have to have a service contract in place for roller shutter doors under LOLER regs.

I cant find any reference to this, in fact the only reference I can find to this is a statement on the HSE website listing roller shutter doors in the same group as dentist chairs and pallet trucks, ie not covered by LOLER.

So my not stupid question for friday is, what regulation was he trying to quote?

Thanks in advance hsfb buddies

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Post by ddlh » Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm

I would suggest they come under "work equipment" so PUWER Regs would apply

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Post by Alexis » Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi Si and Dave.

Your man is incorrect methinks Si.

From the HSE:

"Equipment not covered by LOLER
LOLER is wide in its scope and some equipment might appear to be 'lifting' and therefore thought to be covered by LOLER. However, there are some notable exceptions that are not covered by LOLER, including :

pallet trucks, where the consequence of the load falling off is very low
roller shutter doors
escalators
fall arrest ropes
tipper trucks
dentist chairs"


http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-ma ... ipment.htm
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Re: LOLER Police

Post by Siblo » Fri May 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi Dave, Alexis,

Yeah, pretty sure its covered by PUWER, but I cant find any requirements for service contracts.

Just wondered if there were any other regs it may fall under, or industry guidance that has become best practice.

Alexis, that's exactly the piece I read...

Maybe its a new BSI thing, maybe he's just a salesman.

Thanks Guys,

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Re: LOLER Police

Post by Alexis » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 am

I agree that it sounds as though he is trying to sell you their service contract Si.

I did find this link which you have probably found anyway. http://businessdatabase.indicator.co.uk ... /74/topArt
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Re: LOLER Police

Post by stephen1974 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:01 pm

A BSI Auditer? good god, I dont think I could think of anything more horrendous. A salesmen with a stick to beat you with.

I'd ask him to provide you with the specific piece of law (written evidence not a quoted bsi number or vague reference to regs). All the auditors I've worked with will provide that in their report.

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