LOLER inspection

Care Lift provides lifting equipment testing and LOLER inspection services to businesses and individuals throughout East Anglia, we can inspect and test equipment across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Our professional engineers are fully qualified for LOLER compliance, with a working practical and theoretical knowledge of most lifting equipment, and all work is recorded. LOLER is an acronym that stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

This means anyone who owns operates or controls lifting equipment is subject to LOLER regulations, All lifting equipment must have an annual test under LOLER regulations and anything ‘below the hook’ (a tool or mechanical device that attaches to a crane or other lifting apparatus, and grabs and secures a load so that it can be moved safely from one location to another.) must be tested every six months to ensure that the lifting equipment continues to operate within a safe environment.

Book a LOLER Inspection.

What is tested in a LOLER Inspection?

LOLER requires that all lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned, supervised and undertaken in a safe manner using task appropriate, ‘fit for purpose’ lifting equipment. It must be suitably marked and, generally, subject to ‘thorough examinations’.

LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task and suitably marked.  Official records of the inspection and exams must be made and, where defects are identified, they should be reported.

When do i need a LOLER Inspection

Equipment will need a LOLER Inspection:

  • before first use
  • on reinstallation at another site
  • where it is exposed to conditions causing it to deteriorate.

How Much does a LOLER Inspection Cost?

The cost of LOLER inspections can vary depending on the type of equipment under inspection, as well as if you undertake an in-house examination or hire an outside competent person.

Areas covered during a LOLER inspection include:

  • Use of equipment.
  • Suitability of equipment.
  • Positioning and installing.
  • Strength and stability.
  • Organisation of lifting operations.
  • Marking lifting equipment.
  • Equipment for lifting people.
  • Attaching, detaching, and securing loads.
  • Suspended loads.
  • Storage

Contact Care Lift Services now to book your regular inspection, or to discuss any lifting equipment maintenance needs you may have.

For more information on LOLERvisit the Health and Safety Executive website.

Regular maintenance of lifting equipment to ensure it remains safe is also a requirement of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) so it is vital that this work is done by a professional.

Contact info:

(+44) 01603 433 603


Opening hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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