Thorough Examinations (Loler Inspections)
Regulation 9 of The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) states “that all lifts provided for use in work activities are thoroughly examined by a competent person at regular intervals. This applies to lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads.”
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This means that along with regular maintenance your equipment needs to be inspected properly. This is typically 2 inspections per year for lifts/hoists that carry passengers or 1 visit per year for goods only lifts and hoists.
More information can be found at HSE’s Simple guidance for lift owners.