INSPECTIONS & TESTS

The Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are set of regulations created under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which came into force in Great Britain on 5 December 1998 and replaced a number of other pieces of legislation which covered the use of lifting equipment. The purpose of the regulations was to reduce the risk of injury from lifting equipment used at work. Areas covered in the regulations include the requirement for lifting equipment to be strong and stable enough for safe use and to be marked to indicate safe working loads; ensuring that any equipment is positioned and installed so as to minimise risks; that the equipment is used safely ensuring that work is planned, organised and performed by a competent person; that equipment is subject to ongoing thorough examination and where appropriate, inspection by competent people. 

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These inspections should be carried out at 6 month intervals for all lifting items and 12 months for those that could be covered by  although depending on the equipments age and functionality this may deem different time scales:

EQUIPMENT FOR LIFTING PERSONS AND MAN RIDING

(Muck-Away cranes are included in this section)

EVERY

6

months

LIFTING ACCESSORIES

(chains, shackles, fall Arrests)

EVERY

6

months

GARAGE VEHICLE
LIFTS

EVERY

6

months

CRANES (0-6 YEARS OLD*)
(*Cranes 8 years and over are advised to inspect every 6 months)

EVERY

12

months

VEHICLE MOUNTED LIFTS

EVERY

12

months

FORK LIFT TRUCKS
(or every 6 months as per risk assessment)

EVERY

12

months