(Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations)

What equipment does Uphire LOLER?

Scissor Lifts: Uphire can LOLER and service any scissor lift

Booms: Uphire can LOLER and service any lift equipment that can reach a range of up to 150ft. 

Other: Uphire can also LOLER and service van and trailer mounted machines as well as spiders.

What is LOLER?

LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) is a set of regulations in the United Kingdom that requires employers to ensure that all lifting equipment used at work is safe and fit for purpose.

The regulations also require employers to provide adequate information, instruction, and training for employees who use or supervise the use of lifting equipment.

The main aim of LOLER is to prevent accidents and injuries that can occur when lifting equipment is not properly maintained or used.

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What equipment is LOLER relevant to?

The regulation applies to the equipment when it is used in the workplace and it also covers equipment that is not permanently installed but moved around the workplace.

  • Scissor Lifts, trucks and forklifts
  • Cranes, including tower cranes, mobile cranes, and overhead cranes
  • Hoists, including chain hoists, wire rope hoists, and manual hoists
  • Load-suspending slings and chains
  • Lifting beams, spreader beams, and other lifting accessories
  • Lifting jacks, including bottle jacks, scissor jacks, and toe jacks
  • Lifting platforms and elevating work platforms
  • Load-bearing ladders and step ladders
  • Lifting magnets and vacuum lifters

How frequently does my equipment need LOLER?

The regulations state that equipment must be examined at least every 6 months.

For equipment that is exposed to harsh conditions, used frequently, or has a high risk of failure, more frequent inspections may be required.

More frequent examination is required if the equipment is subject to severe conditions or if the equipment is critical for safety.

In addition, after assembly or installation of equipment, an initial examination should be done before it is put into service. A thorough examination should be done if it is suspected that the equipment has been damaged, or if it has been subject to an abnormal event.

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the equipment is examined at the correct intervals and that any defects are identified and rectified in a timely manner.