LOLER- Thorough Examination

Keep your lifting equipments safe and compliant with a thorough examination from Total Compliance

Do you have lifting equipment that needs to be thoroughly examined? We can help! 

Total Compliance is leading provider of lifting equipment compliance service. Our team of qualified engineers and technicians can perform thorough examinations of all types of lifting equipment, including cranes, hoists, forklift trucks, winches, and scaffolding. We can also provide certifications for your equipment’s, so you can be confident that it is safe and meets all applicable standards.

Daniel Taylor-Webb

Dan, our team member can help you have lifting equipment that needs to be thoroughly examined and inspecting your equipment for potential hazards. He is qualified by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and has a proven track record of identifying and correcting potential hazards in lifting equipment. 

Dan will conduct a detailed inspection of your equipment, including:

  • Inspecting the structural integrity of the equipment.
  • Checking the condition of the ropes, chains, and other lifting components
  • Testing the operation of the controls.
  • Evaluating the alignment of the equipment.
  • Inspecting the condition of the electrical wiring.
  • Observing for any defects or damage.

After the inspection, Dan will provide you with a detailed report of his findings. He will also recommend any necessary repairs or replacements.

We understand that compliance can be complex and time consuming. That’s why we make it our mission to provide you with the support you need to stay compliant with ease. We are available to answer any questions you have and provide guidance. Keep your lifting equipment’s safe and compliant with a thorough examination from Total Compliance.

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced partner to help you with your lifting equipment compliance needs, contact Total Compliance today. We will help you get your job done right, the first time. 

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Frequently asked questions:

What is LOLER?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are a set of regulations in the United Kingdom that set out the requirements for the safe use of lifting equipment. LOLER applies to all lifting equipment used at work, including cranes, hoists, forklift trucks, and winches.

What is a thorough examination?

A thorough examination is a detailed inspection of lifting equipment that is carried out by a competent person. The purpose of a thorough examination is to identify any potential hazards in the equipment and to ensure that it is safe to use.

How often does lifting equipment need to be examined?

The frequency of thorough examinations will vary depending on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. However, in general, lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined at least once every 6 months for passenger lifts and once every 12 months for goods lifts.

What is included in a thorough examination?

A thorough examination will typically include the following checks:

  • The structural integrity of the equipment.
  • The condition of the ropes, chains, and other lifting components.
  • The operation of the controls.
  • The alignment of the equipment.
  • The condition of the electrical wiring.
  • The presence of any defects or damage.

Who can carry out a thorough examination?

A thorough examination can only be carried out by a competent person. A competent person is someone who has the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the examination safely and effectively.

Frequencies for thorough examination of different types of lifting equipment’s:

Passenger lifts: Every Six months.

Goods lift: Every 12 months.

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP): Every six months.

Overhead Travelling Cranes: Every Six months.

Winches: Every 12 months.

Bin lift: Every 12 months.

What happens if lifting equipment is not properly examined?

If lifting equipment is not properly examined, it could pose a serious hazard to workers. This is because lifting equipment can deteriorate over time and become unsafe to use. If lifting equipment is not properly examined, it could fail and cause an accident.

How to ensure your lifting equipment is safe and compliant

To ensure that your lifting equipment is safe and compliant, you should:

  • Have your lifting equipment thoroughly examined by a competent person at least every 6 months for passenger lifts and once every 12 months for goods lifts.
  • Keep a record of all thorough examinations.
  • Repair or replace any lifting equipment that is found to be defective.
  • Train your employees on how to use lifting equipment safely.

By following these steps, you can help to ensure that your lifting equipment is safe and compliant, and that you are complying with the LOLER regulations.