Along the way Lloyds British International has gathered unrivalled first-hand experience in all manner of inspection and testing techniques, across a broad range of worldwide industries. Inspection of Lifting Equipment (LOLER 1998)
An Inspection of Lifting Equipment (LOLER 1998) is a thorough examination of lifting equipment carried out at specific intervals. These inspections are carried out by a competent person who then must complete a written report.
The report was include ;
The Inspection and thorough examination aims to implement a safer environment for anyone who uses or is in close contact with the lifting equipment but also ensures that the organisation remains compliant with LOLER 1998. Ensuring the safe use of lifting equipment is also a requirement of PUWER
To verify that lifting equipment and accessories remain safe to use thorough examinations and inspections are required throughout the lifetime of Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories;
The scope of what is covered in the thorough examination and inspection of the lifting equipment depends on the judgement of the competent person undertaking it. However it needs to include all matters which will affect the safety of the lifting equipment.
For the common lifting equipment and accessories there are set industry procedures and criteria which a competent person would follow when undertaking the inspection. The standard methods of a thorough examination are as follows;
In the case where there is not a examination scheme specifying other internals, thorough examination and inspection of lifting equipment according to LOLER 1998 should be carried out ;
It is essential these time periods are followed to ensure lifting equipment is compliant with Lifting Operations and Lifting equipment regulations 1998 (LOLER)
There is a legal requirement for all companies and entities to conform to these requirements. Failure to comply can result in legal action, fines and penalties, for both the organisation and its management.
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