How often should your lifting equipment be inspected under LOLER?
Employers are often lead to believe that if there forklift truck has been serviced this covers them under LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations). In fact this is not the case.
Yes, having your forklift services and regularly maintained will help when it comes to LOLER inspections. however, what employers need to realise is that they are different.
Thorough Inspection of lifting equipment should take place annually if the equipment is lifting stock and biannually (every 6 months) when lifting people.
Here at InLine Training we are happy to help with Thorough Inspections and can advise on how regularly these should take place for your equipment.
A set of guidelines for employers is available for you to download here
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