Servicing - Exclusive (LOLER) 1998 Inspection Service
All lifting equipment and tipping equipment used in the workplace is regulated by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment. Generally, the Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is:
- Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads;
- Positioned and installed to minimise any risks;
- Used safely, i.e. the work is planned’ organised and performed by competent people;
- Subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspected by competent people.
AsAs you may know, if you are a Facilities Manager or Supervisor, you become the ‘Dutyholder’ for the specialised lifting and tipping equipment that is used in your workplace. This means that you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the equipment is thoroughly examined and safe to use. This applies to lifting equipment used to lift people or loads.
Safety from Reliability
Whilst an insurance inspection on an annual basis meets your legal obligations, we believe that our Standard and Premium Inspection Services offer so much more. As the manufacturers of the equipment concerned, our Engineers not only follow a set procedure based on the specific details of the machine to be examined, but in many instances they have been involved in the design and manufacture of the equipment in the first place.
Therefore, this makes our position as the ‘competent person’ to carry out this inspection unrivalled. The added benefit of this inspection contract is that it will satisfy the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 by documenting that the equipment is safe and fit for the purpose for which it is intended.
This service allows a much more detailed examination to be completed by an Engineer who has expert knowledge of our equipment. Not only will the inspection satisfy the LOLER requirements but it is also an annual or bi-annual service inspection where any possible defects can be identified. Once identified, with your agreement, any defects will be rectified immediately or if necessary, we will return to site at a later date to carry out the work. We will of course provide you with an on-site estimation or a written quotation before any additional work is completed.
(LOLER) 1998 Inspection Service
Under this arrangement our team of highly trained engineers will visit you on-site once a year.
We set an agreed time aside with you, within normal working hours, to do the inspection.
The inspection takes between two and four hours - depending on the particular type of machine and its condition.
The engineers will undertake a comprehensive inspection of the specialised lifting and tipping equipment to make sure you comply with the requirements of all relevant legislation.
Assuming your equipment passes the inspection our engineers are empowered to award you with the appropriate certification.
This certification is valid for twelve months.
Should any remedial work be required generally this can, with your authorisation, be undertaken immediately - whilst our engineers are on-site.
Usually our engineers will be able to carry out the required checks during normal production, so you don’t even have to take the machine out of service.
Occasionally we may need to remove parts of the machine, to ensure a thorough examination is completed.
How Do I Take Advantage Of The Service?
Base Handling Products Limited not only offer this Inspection Service for machines of our own manufacture but the Inspection Service can be extended to cover almost any type of lifting equipment of any manufacturer. To take advantage of this offer, please call 01495 292415 now.
We will provide you with a written quotation for the cost of the Inspection Service and if you wish to proceed will simply schedule an agreed time, during normal working hours, to complete the inspection. We will then inspect the equipment and assuming your equipment passes inspection, a certificate - valid for 12 months from the date of inspection - will be issued. We will then notify you of subsequent inspections.