LOLER Inspections

Keep Legal, keep safe.

All Lifting equipment must be subject to an examination every 6 months or 12 months depending on its application.

Use our LOLER frequency guide to see how often items should be inspected here

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Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

These Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. In most cases, lifting equipment is also work equipment so the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) will also apply (including inspection and maintenance). All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic 'thorough examination'. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.

Thorough examination

Lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined in a number of situations, including:

before first use (unless there is a valid Declaration of Conformity made less than 12 months earlier) 
where it depends on installation, or re-installation / assembly at another site 
where it is exposed to conditions causing deterioration, liable to result in danger 
Records of thorough examinations should be made and, where defects are identified, they should be reported to both the person using the equipment (and to any person from whom it has been hired or leased), and the relevant enforcing authority (HSE for industrial workplaces; local authorities for most other workplaces).

What we can do

  • Carry out LOLER (&PUWER) Thorough examinations on your site of work
  • Instant feedback on the equipment inspected
  • Thorough Examination reports emailed or hard copy
  • Schedule Examinations can be arranged
  • Free advice  over the phone.