Lifting equipment such as cranes, hoists, and various types of lifts, as well as accessories like slings, hooks, and shackles, must all be regularly inspected and recorded for the safety of employees.
According to LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations), all lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined to detect any defects that might pose a risk. The use of lifting inspection tags is required to keep employees informed and ensure no equipment is missed or presents a danger to the user.
In this article, we will be investigating what is required of LOLER inspection tags, and why compliance with these regulations is essential.
What is LOLER?
LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) is a set of regulations in the United Kingdom that apply to the safe use of lifting equipment. The regulations are intended to ensure that lifting equipment is used safely and minimise risks to workers and others. They require employers to conduct regular inspections and tests of lifting equipment and keep records of these inspections and tests.