Does your equipment meet current L.O.L.E.R specifications?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) came into force on 5 December 1998.

It replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment, for example the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, the Docks Regulations 1988 and the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test and Examination etc) Regulations 1992. Many aspects of LOLER should therefore be relevant to any business that requires the operation of lifting or lowering equipment.

The Regulations aim to reduce risks to people’s health and safety from lifting equipment provided for use at work. In addition to the requirements of LOLER, lifting equipment is also subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

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LOLER Climbing Kit Inspections

LOLER Inspections:

Our fully qualified staff can carry out the time consuming task of checking all your climbing and lowering equipment to ensure it complies with the current regulations. A LOLER inspection does not necessarily mean all your climbing and lifting equipment will need to be replaced, it is there to ensure that it is safe and fit for purpose.

Initial Inspection

(Equipment not marked with LOLER inspection numbers) Service to include full inspection of equipment and the issue of a LOLER spreadsheet to include the description of equipment, identity number, staff member allocated to, name of inspector and the next inspection date.

Climbing Kit

Kit to typically include climbing rope, rope access and work positioning systems including anchor points, climbing harness, tool strop, Prussic loops and karabiners.

Lowering Equipment

To typically include lowering ropes, pulleys, capstans and webbings. Rigging systems for lowering branches


Equipment will already be marked and listed as appropriate. The spreadsheet will be updated accordingly to indicate those items needing attention and the next inspection date.