About Complete Plant Inspection and LOLER

LOLER / PUWER Inspections for Lifting Machinery in Yorkshire and Lancashire

Using a professional but common sense approach we will carry out your LOLER  Inspection for Lifting Machinery with minimum disruption to your business. We will work with you in a way that suits you to ensure your are compliant with LOLER reguations. Situated close to Leeds we cover Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North of England.

Complete Plant Inspection carry out inspection and thorough examination of lifting machinery. We are independent from insurance and servicing companies so there can be no conflict of interest.

We provide routine in-service examinations of lifting equipment to comply with the requirements of LOLER. We carry out thorough visual examinations, focusing on safety critical components. The inspection is primarily aimed at reducing risks that relate to the failure of mechanical components or electrical devices that could lead to the loss of control of any load or persons being lifted, lowered, arrested or suspended.

What does LOLER apply to?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 apply to all businesses in the UK that have lifting plant and undertake lifting operations. LOLER requires businesses to undertake periodic inspections of their lifting equipment by an independent ‘competent person’.

LOLER regulations apply to a wide range of equipment including:-

  • Construction equipment (excavators / telehandlers)
  • Mechanical Handling equipment (forklift / reach truck / order picker)
  • Mobile / elevating work platforms (MEWPS)
  • Cranes
  • Passenger and goods lifts
  • Garage equipment
  • Truck mounted cranes and grabs
  • Lifting accessories (tackle)
  • PPE equipment

What does a Thorough Examination cover?

What a thorough examination needs to cover very much depends on the equipment being examined however here are a few areas the examiner might need to look at as part of the test on their lifting equipment.

  • Functionality, can the equipment carry out everything it is meant to safely?
  • Measurement of wear and tear
  • Internal examination of parts
  • Inspection regimes
  • Compliance

If a fault or defect is found as part of the Thorough Examination, it has to be recorded and reported back to the duty holder. It will then be followed up with a written report to send out to the duty holder and the enforcing authority.

Historically insurance brokers subcontract national engineering inspection companies to carry out LOLER inspections. LOLER inspections are then incorrectly referred to as insurance inspections.

Do you need used machinery inspecting prior to purchase?

As well as statutory inspections, we can carry out prior to purchase inspections of used construction machinery and equipment. We can produce an independent and impartial, detailed mechanical appraisal report. Our inspection report can reduce your risk before paying for unsuitable used machinery. We have many years experience inspecting used machinery for export.

For more information on our services or advice on LOLER inspections  please contact us.