If lifting equipment is utilised at your place of business, LOLER inspection regulations must be followed on the equipment’s safe use and the correct management, maintenance, inspections, and record-keeping. Your workplace will be secure and compliant if you handle everything correctly.



What do you understand about LOLER?

People and organisations owning, operating, or controlling the lifting equipment are subject to duties. They all falls under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations of 1998 (LOLER).

According to LOLER, all lifting apparatus should be:

  • Suited for purpose,
  • Appropriate for the task,
  • Suitably marked,
  • And, in most cases, the subject of mandatory periodic thorough examination.


Who is subject to LOLER regulations?

The LOLER regulations apply to all employers who usually offer lifting equipment for workers to use at work. The LOLER applies to all self-employed individuals. It helps to have control over lifting equipment or manage or oversee the use of lifting equipment.

What Does a ‘Thorough Examination’ Mean in the LOLER?

The qualified individual should do this systematically. And by the thorough inspection of the machinery and safety-critical components at predetermined intervals and then submit the written report.

The inspection covers everything that will impact the lifting equipment’s safety, including potential ageing. Techniques employed include:

  • Visual inspection, functional checks,
  • measurements of wear, load testing,
  • And (in some circumstances) NDT (non-destructive testing) are all included.

    How frequently should complete LOL examinations be performed?

    EC/UKCA Declaration of the conformity, which is less than a year old and was not assembled on the site, needs to be tested before using it. If it was put together on-site, qualified individuals must evaluate it to determine if the assembly was secure and accurate. The proof load test is often included in the thorough inspection.

    For the equipment that requires to be installed or assembled before usage, both after the installation and before use at each location.

    Who is considered competent under LOLER?

    A ‘Competent Person’ is required by LOLER inspection regulations.

    ‘Competent Person’ is required to:

    • Possess the requisite training, experience, knowledge, skills, and aptitude for conducting exams, both theoretically and practically;
    • Possess the maturity to ask for the specialised guidance and help that may be necessary to allow them to make the essential decisions;
    • Be a good judge of how much they can take the corroborating advice of other experts.


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