Lifting Plant & Equipment - LOLER

Safe and effective lifting operations rely on the continued safety of all lifting equipment and accessories. Failures of lifting equipment can result in significant or even fatal injuries.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) places a legal requirement for employers to ensure that lifting equipment is thoroughly examined by a competent person at least every 6 or 12 months (dependant on the type of equipment or its intended use).

CTS Safety can advise on exactly what needs to be examined, to comply with current legislation, and our team ensure you are reminded when inspections are due.

All of our Engineer Surveyors are competent persons for the types of equipment that they examine having the relevant practical and theoretical knowledge and experience.

In addition, to thorough examinations, CTS Safety can also offer proof load testing services, speak to our team for more details.

CTS Safety do not provide repair or maintenance services for any equipment, this allows us to be completely independent and impartial when examining equipment.

Examples of lifting plant and equipment:

Accessories – Chain slings, webbing belts, shackles, eyebolts

Handlers – Counterbalance forklift, rough terrain forklift, telescopic handlers, side loaders, handling attachments, pallet trucks, tractor front end loaders

Cranes – Lorry loaders, mobile, overhead travelling, jib cranes

Motor Vehicle – vehicle hoist, jacks, stands

Work at Height – Scissor lifts, mobile elevating work platforms, man cages

Lifts – passenger, goods, access platform lifts, ‘dumb waiters’

See our ‘Inspection Frequencies Guide’ for further examples of the equipment that we examine along with the relevant timescales involved.