Be on the safe side with regularly Loler inspections
LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. A LOLER inspection is a mandatory inspection that ensures the safety of lifting equipment in the United Kingdom. The regulations apply to various types of lifting equipment, including excavators, material handlers, cranes, hoists, forklift trucks, elevating work platforms, and in fact most machinery used for lifting or lowering loads.
Why doing it?
It is important for companies and equipment owners to comply with LOLER regulations by ensuring that their lifting equipment undergoes regular thorough examinations. Failure to comply with LOLER requirements can result in legal consequences and compromise the safety of workers and the public.
Call Dan today for appointment if you need a Loler inspection in England or somewhere else in the United Kingdom.
When doing it?
LOLER specifies that lifting equipment should undergo a thorough examination at regular 12 monthly intervals, more frequently if the equipment is used for lifting people, and should be renewed if significant repairs or changes or made to the item of machinery. Our UK competent persons team have completed CITB Testing and Inspection training, and following the thorough examination provide an inspection report. The report outlines the findings, identifies any defects or non-compliance, and provides recommendations for necessary repairs or maintenance.
For which kind of equipment is a Loler inspection required?
Some examples of equipment that typically require LOLER inspections include:
- Cranes and lifting machines: This includes mobile cranes, tower cranes, overhead cranes, and other types of lifting machines used in construction, manufacturing, and other industries.
- Forklift trucks: LOLER inspections are necessary for forklifts and other types of industrial trucks used for lifting and transporting loads.
- Lifting accessories: LOLER covers various lifting accessories, including slings, chains, hooks, eyebolts, and shackles that are used in conjunction with lifting equipment.
- Vehicle-mounted lifting equipment: Equipment such as vehicle-mounted cranes, tail lifts, and hydraulic loading platforms fall under the scope of LOLER and require regular inspections.
- Stair lifts and disabled access lifts: LOLER inspections are necessary for lifting equipment used for accessibility purposes in buildings, such as stair lifts and platform lifts.
It’s important to note that LOLER inspections are specific to the United Kingdom. Other countries may have their own regulations and requirements for inspecting lifting equipment. It’s crucial to comply with the relevant local regulations and consult with the appropriate authorities or inspection bodies for accurate and up-to-date information regarding inspections of lifting equipment.
And what is a PUWER inspection?
PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It is a set of regulations in the United Kingdom that aim to ensure the safety of equipment used at work. A PUWER inspection is an inspection carried out to ensure that work equipment complies with these regulations and is safe to use.
The purpose of a PUWER inspection is to identify any potential hazards or risks associated with the use of work equipment and to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to control these risks. PUWER inspections typically involve examining equipment for defects, ensuring that safety features are working correctly, and assessing whether the equipment is suitable for its intended use.
PUWER inspections are typically carried out by trained professionals, such as engineers or health and safety inspectors, and may be required by law depending on the type of equipment and the nature of the work being carried out. The frequency of PUWER inspections can vary depending on factors such as the type of equipment, the level of risk involved, and any specific requirements set out in regulations or industry standards.
Get in touch if you require any PUWER inspection. Dan will explain what is required and where he can support with a PUWER inspection.
Who we are
Mevas is an international operating inspection service for all kind of heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, cranes, motor-graders and other heavy stuff. If you are inside the UK this website is the right place. If you need Heavy Machinery Inspections somewhere else get in touch with Mevas-Germany.