November 27, 2021

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Plant Inspection Services Urge Construction Industry To Carry Out Lift Inspections

Independent LOLER inspectors, Plant Inspection Services, are urging all construction industry sites to ensure their LOLER, PSSR and/or COSHH examinations are all up to date.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have been increasing spot checks within the construction industry throughout the pandemic. Despite the main goal of these spot checks to ensure sites are meeting Covid-19 regulations, the HSE will also be on the lookout for any other worrying signs. This means any sites with outdated thorough examinations under LOLER could come under scrutiny.

As a reminder, thorough examinations should be carried out on equipment that lifts people and lifting accessories every 6 months. Any other lifting equipment should be carried out every 12 months.

LOLER (The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) state that anybody carrying out thorough examinations on lifting equipment must be “sufficiently independent”. Yorkshire-based company Plant Inspection Services do not provide any servicing or maintenance, meaning their Thorough Examinations match LOLER’s strict guidelines. Any recommendations made on their behalf are based purely with health and safety in mind, and not profits.

The HSE are increasing their spot checks within the construction industry to ensure all sites are meeting Covid-19 regulations, so having up to date LOLER, PSSR and COSHH examinations is crucial.