LOLER Inspections from National Plant Solutions

A LOLER Inspection must be carried out to satisfy the Lifting Operations and Lifting Regulations 1998 as defined by the Health and Safety Executive. LOLER applies to lifting equipment and builds on the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). The regular, periodic and thorough examination of cranes, hoists and other lifting machinery, including any attachments for anchoring, fixing and supporting, is essential to show that this equipment is safe to use and fit for purpose. As part of the inspection we will also check that the risk assessments and operational planning for the apparatus meets the industry standards.

The Importance of LOLER Inspections

Any company involved in lifting operations has an obligation to manage the risks associated with the operation of the equipment to avoid any damage and injury. National Plant Solutions can carry out an independent LOLER inspection to identify any defects. As part of the process we can also make recommendations for improvements, carry out maintenance and issue a certification to prove that everything lifting and lowering related is to standard.

When is a LOLER Inspection Required?

In order to ensure that equipment and accessories are safe for use, and to identify any deterioration in good time, thorough LOLER inspections are required throughout the lifetime of the equipment. Examinations are also required:

  • Before equipment is put into service
  • After installation to determine if the installation has been completed correctly
  • Regular examinations are also required when equipment is exposed to conditions which cause deterioration
  • After an accident or long period without use


Arrange a LOLER Inspection with National Plant Solutions Today

Whether your organisation operates an individual piece of lifting machinery or has an entire fleet, National Plant Solutions has a solution for companies of all sizes. To arrange your LOLER inspection today, please contact us, a member of our team will be more than happy to help.