LOLER - The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

1998 (LOLER)

1998 (LOLER)

What is LOLER?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) identify the requirements for the safe provision and use of lifting equipment. Regulation 9 of LOLER requires that all lifts provided for use in work activities are thoroughly examined by a competent person.

What is a ‘Thorough Examination’?

A Thorough Examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the lift and all of its associated equipment, by a competent person. No remedial work is undertaken but recommendations, potential failures and actual failures are identified and reported on. The competent person is also legally required to send you a written and signed Report of Thorough Examination as soon as practicable.

Why should you ensure compliance WITH LOLER?

These regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment – from Service and Platforms lifts, all the way through to Passenger and Goods lifts. This means that if you are a lift owner or someone responsible for the safe operation of a lift, then you are a ‘duty holder’ under LOLER. This means that you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined and that it is safe to use.


Why Choose TÜV SÜD for Your LOLER Inspections?

  • Our regional offices are strategically located across the UK and Ireland, which means we can provide unrivalled responsiveness.
  • All our engineer surveyors have relevant LOLER Inspection experience and are highly skilled and trained, which means you can have complete confidence in the thoroughness of our inspection process and the accuracy of our subsequent report.
  • Our dedicated engineer surveyors have conducted LOLER Inspections across all sectors of the built environment, which means we can ensure your lifting equipment is compliant, safe and fit for purpose, regardless of its operating environment.
  • As part of one of the worlds leading testing, inspecting and certification companies, you can rest assured you are engaging with the industry experts.

Download a simple guidance for lift owners

Next Steps

Site Selector