The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers


My lifting equipment is already serviced regularly. Is a thorough examination still required?

Yes. Thorough examination of lifting equipment must be carried out in all cases, taking place every 12 months; or every 6 months when used to lift people, or for any lifting accessory. The examination intervals may differ, where there is a written scheme drawn up by a competent person, which may specify other intervals that may be shorter or exceptionally longer.

If your service included the fitting of any new parts covered by LOLER then a thorough examination must also be carried out before use. Thorough examination may also be required following any:

  • Accident or dangerous occurrence
  • Significant change in conditions of use
  • Long periods of inaction