LOLER Lift Inspections

  • Lifts provided for use in work activities should be thoroughly examined at regular intervals

 

  • Lift owner, facilities manager, supervisor = 'dutyholder' under LOLER is responsible to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined

 

  • If you are a lift owner or someone responsible for the safe operation of a lift used at work you are the dutyholder
  • The dutyholder is reponsible under LOLER for ensuring the lift is thoroughly examined and safe to use
  • Please follow the link below to read more guidance from the HSE

Thorough examination and testing of lifts - Simple guidance for lift owners


The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) introduced new requirements for the safe provision and use of lifting equipment. Regulation 9 of LOLER requires that all lifts provided for use in work activities are thoroughly examined by a competent person at regular intervals. This applies to lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads.

If you are a lift owner or someone responsible for the safe operation of a lift used at work, such as a facilities manager or supervisor, you are a ‘dutyholder’ under LOLER. This means that you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined and that it is safe to use. (If you are the owner of a lift used primarily by members of the public, you may also find this guidance helps you to comply with more general health and safety legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.)

Abbey Lifts employ fully trained engineers to conduct ‘thorough examinations’. For further reading please see the HSE publication.

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Address

Abbey Lifts Limited
127 A&B Old Street
Clevedon
Somerset
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