Testing & Examinations
TASDS engineers are fully qualified and certified to carry out LOLER and PUWER examinations, weight testing and repairs to all makes and models of tail lifts and shutter doors, passenger lifts, winches, tippers, side steps, cranes, meat hoists, etc. In addition we are uniquely able to offer Wheelie Bin handling certification.
Inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and local government authorities enforce these regulations within the United Kingdom.
LOLER - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98) are the regulations that apply specifically to Lifting Equipment.
PUWER - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) is the requirement of risks to people's health and safety, from equipment that they use at work, to be prevented or controlled.
S.T.E. - The Statutory Thorough Examination (S.T.E.) carried out under the LOLER and PUWER regulations.
What's LOLER & PUWER all about?
Lifting equipment is required to be thoroughly examined in accordance with a scheme of examination to comply with LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998. An approved, competent person must carry out these examinations.
LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of Lifting equipment, for example the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, the Docks Regulations 1988 and the Lifting Plant & Equipment (Records of Test and Examination, etc.) Regulations 1992.
LOLER 98 is aimed at ensuring that all lifting operations are properly planned, that lifting equipment is used in a safe manner and that, where necessary, tested/checked at regular intervals by a competent person.
What Does LOLER do?
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. work is planned, organised and performed by competent people and subject to ongoing thorough examination and inspection by competent people.
Do the Regulations Apply to Me?
If you are a sole user/self, employer, or self-employed person providing lifting equipment for use at work, or you have control of the use of lifting equipment, then the Regulations will apply to you. We offer an efficient service schedule plan, to take the worry out of your scheduling let us ring you and remind you when your next examination is due!
TASDS Ltd can fulfill your statutory inspections and/or LOLER and PUWER testing in the UK. Contact Us today for more information.
Who is the Regulator?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland.
Further Reading / Useful Links
HSE - Simple Guide to LOLER 98 (PDF)
HSE - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
HSE - A Brief Guide to PUWER (PDF)