LOLER Regulations 1998

LOLER Inspection Services

Lifting equipment must be examined before it is put into operation. Such inspections must be carried out by a competent person, which PSI can promptly provide. Our engineers have over 30 years experience providing plant inspections and Thorough examinations under the guidance of Governmental regulations.

What does LOLER stand for?

LOLER is an abbreviation of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations introduced in 1998. These regulations are supported by the Approved Code of Practice for the safe use of lifting equipment.

What is LOLER?

LOLER regulations outline the ways in which lifting and handling equipment should be maintained and operated. This includes both the usage of the equipment and its upkeep through ongoing Thorough examinations. The regulations outline that people who own or operate lifting equipment have a duty to ensure that it is safe to operate and fit for purpose. This is essential to protect all employees who may be at risk of harm. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 will also apply, so read our PUWER guide to ensure that you and your business are compliant.

What lifting equipment requires testing under LOLER?

Lifting equipment refers to work machinery for lifting and lowering loads. Equipment that is subject to LOLER includes:

  • Lifting equipment that raises and lowers such as cranes, lifts and hoists.
  • Accessories that are involved in the lifting process such as slings, hooks and chains.

Health and safety tests must be carried out every 6 months for lifting equipment and accessories, for example passenger lifts, work platforms and order pickers. Non-passenger carrying equipment require an examination every 12 months, such as cranes, fork lift trucks and service lifts. This timeline will vary if a risk has been determined by an inspection. When you work with PSI Ltd, you’ll be entered into our client notification program so you’ll know exactly when your next inspection is due.

Are you and your plant compliant with lifting regs?

To comply with LOLER, a business must take steps to prevent lifting equipment from being exposed to conditions which could cause deterioration. Examples of such include corrosive, wet or abrasive environments. A piece of lifting equipment could be subject to increased examination frequencies should exposure to these elements occur. Find out more about our lifting equipment inspection service and examination frequencies.

Do you require our LOLER inspection services?