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MW Lift Services should be your first thought when seeking a lift company to carry out a LOLER Examination. We provide LOLER visits for all lift types and essential paperwork following our visit to ensure you and your lift comply with current LOLER Regulations.
According to HSE:
The term ‘competent person’ is not defined in law but the LOLER Approved Code of Practice and guidance (paragraph 294 on competent persons) states that:
“You should ensure that the person carrying out a thorough examination has such appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined as will enable them to detect defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the safety and continued use of the lifting equipment”.
LOLER regulations require all lifting operations to be accurately planned and supervised by a competent person. Consequently, regulations also require that all lifting equipment must undergo regular examinations. Conducted by a qualified technician, LOLER examinations ensure that a lift is fit for its purpose, and it is the responsibility of the business that owns or rents the equipment to make sure these examinations take place.
Accordingly, this piece of equipment should be appropriately marked with a record of each examination kept. Any defects should be reported to the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority (the HSE for industrial workplaces and the local authority in most others).
A LOLER inspection, known officially as a ‘thorough examination’, is not the same as routine maintenance, such as replacing worn or damaged parts, topping up fluid levels, or making minor adjustments. Testing must be performed by what is known officially as a ‘competent person’: someone qualified to perform the thorough examination.
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