Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as LOLER) passenger, goods and home lifts are required to have a regular examination. A list of lift plant requiring inspection is shown below.
- Passenger Lifts
- Goods Lifts
- Service Lifts
- Platform Lifts
- Stair Lifts
- Home Lifts
- Scissor Lift (Goods & Persons)
We recognise that whilst this is a legal requirement, you would prefer these essential examinations to be carried out in a pain free manner, with the least possible disruption. We are happy to work with you to keep interruptions to a minimum, whilst ensuring the examination is thorough and effective.
Compliance to LOLER is through examinations which are in addition to regular servicing, think of it as similar to an M.O.T. for lifts.
A Thorough Examination Should Include:
- Landing and car doors and their interlocks;
- Main drive system components including motor;
- All governors;
- Safety gear components;
- Steel suspension ropes;
- Overload detection devices;
- Electrical devices (including earthing, earth bonding, safety devices, etc);
- Braking systems (including buffers and overspeed devices); and
- Hydraulics (if applicable).
How often should a Test be carried out?
Every six months for lifting equipment used for lifting/lowering persons. E.g. passenger lifts, access platforms and home lifts.