We are pleased to announce that we are now qualified to test all lifting gear traceable to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
Thanks to this qualification we are officially able (qualified) to carry out inspection and examination of lifting equipment (including hoists, pulling machines and slings) covering:
- Law and standards
- Legal requirements
- Statutory certificates and reporting
- Principles for selection
- Storage and handling
- Materials used
- In-service Inspections
- Force Influences
Lee (A Senior CET Calibration Engineer) said “It is a task that comes with a lot of emphasis on getting it right first time, every time. As the equipment involves the lifting of heavy weights, there is a potential of death to the user if the lifting equipment is not examined properly. This is not a matter of choice as the LOLER Regulations require that all lifting equipment must be fit for purpose and subject to a regular thorough examination”
Lee Urry is a multi-skilled calibration engineer with experience in electrical, pressure, temperature, force and on-site calibration. He is a UKAS electrical/ temperature signatory and has worked in various roles within the calibration industry for over 15 years, from apprentice to laboratory team leader.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
These Regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. In most cases, lifting equipment is also work equipment so the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) will also apply (including inspection and maintenance). All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.
LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic ‘thorough examination’. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.
So, if your test equipment is due for calibration, why not contact us for a no-obligation quotation on 01246 828318?