477. Application of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

The safety of lifting equipment1 and lifting operations2 involving such equipment is governed by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 19983, which came into force on 5 December 19984. Those regulations apply both in and, in certain circumstances, outside5 Great Britain6; and the requirements imposed by them on an employer7:

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    (1)     in respect of lifting equipment, apply in relation to lifting equipment provided for use or used by an employee8 of his at work9;

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    (2)     also apply:

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      (a)     to a relevant self-employed person10, in respect of lifting equipment he uses at work;

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      (b)     subject to the exception for