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Thorough Examination & Certification

Regular Thorough Examinations, i.e LOLER 98 inspections are essential to the safe working and operation of your access platforms (cherry pickers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, MEWP’s).

Current Government legislation states that the employer or owner must be responsible for any lifting equipment on site, and is legally obliged to maintain it in a safe working condition for the use of their employees.

LOLER explained

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 98 (LOLER) states that...’all equipment must be thoroughly examined by a competent person at least every 6 months or more frequently if used in a hostile environment'. The Report of Thorough Examination must be kept on file and readily available when requested.

In many ways this is like a car MOT, only it’s required every 6 months instead of yearly and must comply with LOLER inspection regulatory requirements. You can download the HSE guide to LOLER here, or browse our Health & Safety section for further details.

Is LOLER still boggling the mind? Then don’t worry, just contact our service support team who are on hand to explain the regulations and your responsibilities as a lift owner/user.

Call our team on 0845 108 4000 or email on service@iapsgroup.com. Alternatively, let us call you back!

Meeting your Health & Safety obligations

Our team can help your business comply with the above regulations, and more importantly keep your platforms safe!

We have a national network of qualified field service engineers available to carry out the mandatory Thorough Examinations on your access equipment, either at your premises, or at any of our fully equipped workshops.

A full visual, operational and mechanical examination in accordance with LOLER 98 will be carried out by highly experienced engineers. The engineer’s Report of Thorough Examination will be issued if the equipment meets with all the relevant criteria.

In the event that your equipment fails, we can quote to rectify and arrange for any necessary repairs to be carried out, and re-issue the Report of Thorough Examination.

All your records and engineer reports are stored electronically and kept in our machine history files. When your next thorough examination is due, we will contact you to remind you and make arrangements for your next visit.

Advice and experience you can rely on

All our engineers are fully CAP trained and competent in the examination, diagnosis and repair of powered access platforms. Our engineers are trained to senior level and possess a vast knowledge of engineering experience combined with industry expertise. With this in mind, you can be confident in your equipment, our services and most importantly - your safety whilst working at height!

We offer free no-obligation advice to any business operating lifting or access equipment in understanding LOLER inspections and examinations, the safety regulations and any implications it has for you as the owner.

To enquire about LOLER 98 and your duty as a lift owner, or if you just want to talk technical with someone, you can contact our service support team on 0845 108 4000 or email service@iapsgroup.com. Alternatively, let us call you back!

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