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.

Bristol

 127 A&B Old Street

 Clevedon

 Avon

 BS21 6BW

 

 Tel:  01275 877045

Cardiff

 28 South Luton Place

 Adamsdown

 Cardiff

 CF24 0EX

 

 Tel:  029 2049 4200

Plymouth

 194 Saltash Road

 Keyham

 Plymouth

 PL2 2BD

 

 Tel:  01752 559855

Contact

 

Tel:  01275 877045

 

Fax:  01275 340437

 

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