Inspection and Certification

Lifting equipment is defined as work equipment used for lifting and lowering loads.

Accessories for lifting may include any chain, rope, sling, or accessory used for attaching loads to machinery for lifting. Work equipment means any machine, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.

In the U.K Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) apply to all lifting equipment used in the workplace, Internationally many authorities have adopted those LOLER principles as best practice.

Under the LOLER ACOP an inspector must be a ‘competent person’ they must have the appropriate knowledge and experience required to perform the type of inspection they have been asked to undertake. Competence means a combination of training, qualifications and relevant experience.

All J&H Inspectors are ‘competent’, possess LEEA accreditations and have several years’ experience in the business.

When should Testing be carried out?

  • Initially, before equipment is put into service.
  • After installation, where safety is dependent on correct installation.
  • When equipment is exposed to conditions which cause deterioration.
  • After exceptional events, accidents or long periods of inactivity.

How often should a Thorough examination be carried out?

  • Every six months for lifting equipment used for lifting/lowering persons.
  • Every six months for lifting accessories.
  • Generally every 12 months for all other lifting equipment not falling into either of the above categories.
  • Or at intervals as determined by risk assessment.

We also carry out comprehensive PUWER Assessments of all types of machinery. When you need to book your inspection, our team is on hand to help.