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 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.