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LOLER Regulations Inspection Specialists

Generally, the LOLER Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is:

  • Positioned and installed to minimise any risks;
  • Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads;
  • Used safely, i.e. the work is planned, organised and performed by competent staff

Lifting equipment is subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspected by competent people, such as ISI.

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LOLER Inspection Services

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  • Free impartial advice by phone – whether you have one machine, or 000’s
  • Statutory plant survey to identify inspection requirements (for an agreed fee)
  • No-obligation quote for the identified LOLER inspection requirements.
  • Inspection Service contract and schedule
  • Inspections by friendly, professional engineers, by appointment
  • Immediate feedback if any serious defects are identified Summary and review of any queries arising from the inspection, at the end of the visit
  • Written reports by post or via our online reporting system
  • ISI will manage the LOLER inspection schedule for you and let you know well in advance when inspections are due
  • Specialist crane inspection services for all types of crane,
    covering LOLER and PUWER regs

What items require LOLER Certification?

A LOLER inspection or thorough examination (LOLER regulation 9) must be completed on all lifting equipment to comply with LOLER. The LOLER definition of lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it.

The LOLER test regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, overhead cranes, fork-lift trucks, goods lifts and passenger lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle inspection platform hoists. The definition of equipment requiring lift certification also includes lifting gear testing and accessories such as chains, slings, eye bolts etc.

LOLER does not apply to escalators, these are covered by more specific legislation, i.e. the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

Need more information about LOLER?

See more information about LOLER lifting regs >

A full list of items requiring LOLER thorough examination / inspection is available here >.

Download the LOLER Inspection Update LOLER-REGULATIONS

Or call our helpful LOLER inspection specialist team on 01675 481779 for advice and information

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