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LOLER states the employer should provide safe equipment to use and needs to be inspected every 6 months, this is done by an engineer, once inspected and safe and sticker will placed indicating the date serviced and the next service date. If no sticker is present then ask to see the certificate.

PUWER indicates where a piece of equipment might be needed, in manual handling this would be equipment such as slide sheets, belts, slings and Lifting equipment also. It states that written instructions also need to be provided and the people using it are trained.