LIFT REGULATIONS: LOLER INSPECTION
A thorough examination is required by LOLER lifting regulations. These regulations apply to all organisations whose employees use lifting equipment whether owned by them or not. Regulations place the responsibility of finding a competent person to regularly inspect lifts on the lift owner or site manager.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998: LOLER THOROUGH EXAMINATION
LOLER thorough examinations are required by law to improve health and safety and reduce the risk of accidents due to faulty or un-serviced lifts.
Some of the LOLER regulations include:
- Duty holders are responsible for ensuring lifts are examined at statutory intervals.
- LOLER inspections must be carried out every 6 months for passenger lifts or 12 months for goods lifts) to ensure they are safe to use.
- Lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads must be examined by a ‘competent person’.
- Any defects or faults with lifting equipment must be remedied promptly.
- Accurate records and documentation must be kept and made available.
Independent LOLER Inspections
R J Lift Services Ltd work with independent testing companies who are fully accredited by UKAS for testing, inspection and certification. With a fully accessible nominated user portal our clients can view their own current LOLER status and download or print LOLER reports. As an additional asset management service to our clients and to comply with regulations, we review all certificates. We then immediately notify our clients of issues raised and the recommended course of action.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998: PUWER INSPECTION
Whilst LOLER thorough examinations act in a similar way to a car MOT, PUWER inspections cover the maintenance and servicing of a lift, just like servicing a car.
Some of the PUWER regulations include:
- Placing the responsibility of maintaining machinery, such as lifting equipment, with companies who own, operate or have control over the machinery.
- Regular maintenance of work equipment to upkeep a safe condition.
- Equipment inspections to detect faults and improve health and safety.
- Proper health and safety measurements being in place in the event of equipment failure.
- Lift maintenance is restricted to those with full training and qualifications.
Our engineers have maintained and serviced lifts to PUWER standards throughout the UK for more than 25 years. Having received extensive training, they are fully competent to ensure your lifts run efficiently and safely. As one of the UK’s leading Independent lift companies, R J Lift Services Ltd can offer you skilled service, extensive experience and very competitive rates. Contact us now for more information or a quote.
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