Lifting Equipment Inspections

Lifting equipment is subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspections, in order to adhere to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

Lifting Equipment Inspection Services

At ISI, our lifting equipment inspection services provide your company with the necessary certifications to allow you to operate your lifting equipment safely and legally, and in order to adhere to LOLER regulations.

We will manage the lifting equipment inspection schedule for you and will let you know well in advance when inspections are due.

More benefits of choosing our professional service include:

  • white tick icon Statutory plant survey to identify inspection requirements (for an agreed fee).
  • white tick icon No-obligation quote for the identified LOLER inspection requirements..
  • white tick icon Inspection Service contract and schedule.
  • white tick icon Lifting equipment and lifting accessories inspections by friendly, professional engineers, by appointment.
  • white tick icon Free impartial advice by phone.
  • white tick icon Immediate feedback if any serious defects are identified,
  • white tick icon Summary and review of any queries arising from the inspection at the end of the visit.
  • white tick icon Written reports by email or via our online reporting system.
  • white tick icon Passenger lift inspection and lift certification.

What Does Lifting Equipment Include?

A LOLER inspection or thorough examination (LOLER regulation 9) must be completed on all lifting equipment to comply with lifting regulations.

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 lifting equipment. This includes:

  • white tick icon Overhead cranes
  • white tick icon Fork-lift trucks and pallet trucks
  • white tick icon Goods lifts and passenger lifts
  • white tick icon Hoists
  • white tick icon Mobile elevating work platforms
  • white tick icon 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. We also offer specialist crane inspection services and crane safety testing, covering LOLER and PUWER regs.

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

You can find a full list of items requiring LOLER thorough examination/inspection on our Equipment Safety Checklist page.

Indoors orange hydraulic lift with two workers high up wearing protective harnesses and orange hard hats.

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