Definition of Lifting Equipment under LOLER
A device or mechanism, such as a crane, winch, pulley block, gin wheel, chain block, which does work in lifting or lowering the load or provides means of a movement, or the supporting structure and anchoring devices for such a mechanism, e.g. runway, gantry etc, which may also permit a suspended load to be moved in the horizontal direction.
Definition of Lifting Accessory under LOLER
Any device such as a sling, shackle, eyebolt, clamp, spreader beam etc. used to connect the load to a lifting appliance but which does not itself form part of the load or the appliance.