Testing an Inspection

Thorough examinations and inspections of lifting equipment under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

For lifting equipment and accessories to be used safely & successfully, regular examinations and inspections are required. This is a systematic and detailed examination of the equipment carried out by a competent person who must then complete a written report. Failures in this kind of equipment can result in significant or even fatal injuries. The report will include; the examination date, the date when the next thorough examination is due & any defects found which are (or could potentially become) a danger to people.

Examinations should be carried out:

Before use for the first time - Unless the equipment has an EC Declaration of Conformity[3] less than one year old and the equipment was not assembled on site. If it was assembled on site, it must be examined by a competent person to ensure that the assembly was completed correctly and safely.

After assembly and before use at each location - For equipment that requires assembly or installation before use, e.g. tower cranes.

Regularly, while in service - Arrange for thorough examination to be carried out at the intervals specified by LOLER (every 6 or 12 months, depending on the equipment)

Following exceptional circumstances - liable to jeopardise the safety of lifting equipment, which may include:

  • Damage or failure

  • Being out of use for long periods

  • Major changes, which are likely to affect the equipment's integrity (e.g. modifications, or replacement / repair of critical parts)

    Lifting equipment accessories MUST be thoroughly examined every 6 MONTHS.

    All other lifting equipment MUST be thoroughly examined every 12 MONTHS.

    To book in your lifting equipment for a LOLER examination or service please contact us for an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Able Lifting Equipment (Southern) Ltd
Units 6 & 7
Sovereign Business Park
48 Willis Way
BH15 3TB

Telephone: 01202k681156