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LOLER Inspections and Testing

What is a LOLER Inspection?


LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

A LOLER inspection or test is a meticulous observation of lifting equipment, carried out by a qualified or ‘competent’ person, as stated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Sometimes known as an insurance inspection.


Comparable to a car MOT, Lift's require a regular check to ensure that the equipment is safe for people to use and operate. Similar as with a car where it is illegal to drive it without an MOT, it is also illegal for a lift to operate without a current LOLER certificate.




Any type of equipment that moves people requires 2 LOLER tests per year.

For lifts which are designed to carry goods only then 1 inspection per year is needed.

Thorough Examinations should also take place if considerable changes are made to the lift. 




Following the meticulous observation, you should obtain a written and signed report which analyses:

  • The equipment which has been examined, along with the make and serial number, and premises

  • The date of the previous examination as well as the date when the next one should be carried out

  • The safe working load of the lift

  • The reason for the inspection

  • The specifics of the tests carried out

  • Any faults which are or may become a danger

  • The technicalities of any repair, renewal or adjustment required to mend the defect and the date by which it should be undertaken

  • The details of the person carrying out the inspection

For more information about LOLER Inspections you can visit the HSE Government website.

If its not listed or you would like to ask a question please contact us.

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Here at EPS Oswestry Ltd we carry out LOLER inspections throughout Shropshire and Wales, across a wide range of machinery such as:

  • Mini diggers

  • Large Excavators

  • Dumpers

  • Rollers

  • Forklift Trucks

  • Telehandlers

  • Scissor lifts

  • Articulated booms

  • Van mount lifts

  • Disabled wheelchair lifts

  • Rear tail lifts



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