Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

These regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employee’s use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. 

Thorough examinations and inspections of lifting equipment. 

This is a systematic and detailed examination of the equipment and safety-critical parts, carried out at specified intervals by a competent person who must then complete a written report. This report must include:  

Some of the LOLER regulations include:


  • Duty holders are responsible for ensuring lifts are examined at statutory intervals.
  • LOLER inspections must be carried out every 6 months for passenger lifts or 12 months for goods lifts) to ensure they are safe to use.
  • Lifts and hoists used to lift people or loads must be examined by a ‘competent person’.
  • Any defects or faults with lifting equipment must be remedied promptly.
  • Accurate records and documentation must be kept and made available.

When do they need to be carried out? 

Thorough examinations should be carried out every: 

·      6 months, for lifting equipment and any associated accessories used to lift people (e.g. Passenger lifts, platform lifts, stairlifts, hoists etc.)

·      12 months for all other lifting equipment (e.g. dumbwaiters)

What we offer: 

Bridge Lift regularly carries out inspections and full certification. All LOLER reports are sent over to customers in PDF format or by letter upon request, they are all stored on our database for up to 5 years as back ups, As an additional asset management service to our clients and to comply with regulations we view all certificates daily. We then immediately notify our clients of issues raised and the recommended course of action.




A thorough examination is required by LOLER lifting regulations. These regulations apply to all organisations whose employee’s use lifting equipment whether owned by them or not. Regulations place the responsibility of finding a competent person to regularly inspect lifts on the lift owner or site manager.


Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998: LOLER THOROUGH EXAMINATION


LOLER thorough examinations are required by law to improve health and safety and reduce the risk of accidents due to faulty or un-serviced lifts.


Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998: PUWER INSPECTION


Whilst LOLER thorough examinations act in a similar way to a cars MOT, PUWER inspections regards the maintenance and servicing of a lift, just like servicing a car.


Some of the PUWER regulations include:


  • Places the responsibility of maintaining machinery, such as lifting equipment, with companies who own, operate or have control over the machinery such as profiling beds
  • Work equipment is regularly maintained to upkeep a safe condition.
  • Equipment is inspected to detect faults and improve health and safety.
  • Proper health and safety measurements are in place in the event of equipment failure.
  • Lift maintenance is restricted to those with full training and qualifications.


Our engineers have maintained and services lifts to PUWER standards throughout the region having all received extensive training, they are fully competent and ensure your lifts are running efficiently and safely.


In addition to learning about our thorough lift examinations, feel free to browse the rest of our site to learn about our extensive services including: installations, maintenance, repairs and more.

As a lift company, our mission is simple. We strive to deliver the highest quality lift services in the industry. Plus, our expert lift engineers and professionals are available to you 24/7 365 days a year. We look forward to solving lift maintenance concerns and emergencies all across the region






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