LOLER Examinations

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

These Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. 


It is a legal requirement, under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, that your lifting equipment is given a thorough examination and certificate, every 6 or 12 months, by an approved and qualified engineer.

All our engineers are highly trained, fully qualified and IPAF CAP approved.

All engineers carry their IPAF CAP, IPAF Operator and their CSCS Safety passport card with them at all times ensuring you that you have well trained and qualified engineers on your premises.  


All you need to do is contact us, tell us about your company and the equipment or plant you have, then we do the hard work and REMIND you one month before the LOLER Inspection is due on your lifting equipment making sure you keep within all regulations and your business is safe from prosecution.
All we need is the current LOLER date to put into our system and then we contact you!


Lifting equipment is any equipment used for lifting and lowering loads and includes any accessories used in doing so (such as attachments to support, fix or anchor the equipment).

We carry out Thorough Examinations on the following equipment:-

  • Patient Hoists, Pool Hoist (Manual Operated), Disabilty Hoists (As hoists used to lift patients, eg from beds and baths, in hospitals, leisure centres and residential homes are provided for use at work and are lifting equipment which LOLER applies, the duty holder, eg the NHS Trust or the owner of the residential home must satisfy their duties under LOLER)

  • Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWP's)

  • Vehicle Lifts/Ramps - Garage Equipment

  • Truck/Van Mounts

  • Trailer Mounts

  • Vehicle Tail Lifts

  • Pallet Trucks

  • Hiabs (Lever Operated)

  • Telehandlers

  • Fork Lift Trucks (Brakes and Steering are thoroughly checked along with the Lifting mechanism)

  • Skip Wagons and Chains (The mechanism on the rear of a refuse collection vehicle for raising the bins to empty the rubbish into the compactor is lifting equipment and is covered by the requirements of LOLER)

  • Back Hoe Excavators

  • Mini Excavators

  • Dumpers

  • Climbing Kits(Excluding Sealed Rescue Kits)

  • Lifting accessories (see below)



Lifting accessories are equipment that are used to attach the load to lifting equipment, providing a link between the two. 

Some examples of lifting accessories include:

  • Fibre or rope slings.

  • Safety Harnesses & Lanyards

  • Chains (single or multiple leg)

  • Hooks

  • Eye

  • Bolts

  • Spreader Beams.

  • Magnetic and Vacuum devices

  • Plant Equipment attachments

If you have any lifting equipment that requires the 'Thorough Examination' under the LOLER regulation, dont hesitate to contact us. 

We will be more than happy to provide you with a FREE no obligation quote.

Office 5, RCM Business Centres
Sandbeds Trading Estate
Dewsbury Road, Ossett
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 07887 875185