Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998); it refers to the ongoing inspections of lifting equipment and lifting operations for companies that employ the use of mechanical equipment for production. It is not enough to assume new equipment is fault-free; it must be checked and verified that it’s safe to use.
A regular thorough examination is required by LOLER lifting regulations. These regulations apply to all organisations whose employees use lifting equipment whether owned by them or not. Regulations place the responsibility of ensuring a competent qualified person inspects lifts on the lift owner or site manager.
LOLER thorough examinations or lift inspections are required by law to improve health and safety and reduce the risk of accidents due to faulty or un-serviced lifts.