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LOLER Testing Information

UK Equipment Services can support all your requirements for LOLER inspection and test.

What is LOLER

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) aim to reduce risks to people's health and safety equipment provided for use at work.

What will Loler inspection cost?
 
What are the requirements of LOLER?

Generally the Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is:
 
  • 1.      Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads.
  • 2.      Positioned and installed to minimize any risks.
  • 3.      Used safely, i.e. the work is planned, organized and performed by competent people; subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspection by competent people.
 
 
What Equipment is covered by the Regulations?

Lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it.
 
 
Do the Regulations apply to you?

If you are an employer or self-employed person providing lifting equipment for use at work, or you have control of the use of lifting equipment, then the Regulations will apply to you. The Regulations cover places where the HSW Act applies - these include factories, shops, hospitals, hotels places of entertainment etc.
 
 
What do the Regulations require you to do?

  • 1.  Ensure that in using any lifting equipment the requirements of LOLER are met as above.
  • 2.  All examination work should be performed by a competent person; and following a thorough examination or inspection of any lifting equipment, a report should be submitted by that person to the employer so that they can take any appropriate action
  • 3.  Where appropriate, before lifting equipment (including accessories) is used for the first time, it should be thoroughly examined. Lifting equipment may need to be thoroughly examined in use at periods specified in the regulations (i.e. at least six-monthly)

For further information about Loler please follow the following link http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg290.pdf


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