LOLER Examinations

Make sure your lifting equipment stays compliant

Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as LOLER) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as PUWER), passenger and goods lifts, and lifting equipment are required to have a regular examination.

Does you equipment require examination? Find out more

Which lift types require a LOLER examination?

  • Construction Hoist
  • Goods Lift
  • Home Lift
  • Mobile Elevating Work
    Platform (MEWPs / 'Cherry Picker')
  • Motorcycle Lift
  • Passenger/Goods Lift
  • Patient Hoist - Patient Runways
  • Platform Lift
  • Scissor Lift (Goods & Persons)
  • Service Lift
  • Stair Lift
  • Tail Lift
  • Vehicle Lift
  • Vehicle Tail Lift

What Lifting plant equipment needs a LOLER examination?

  • Arborists Equipment
  • Bin & Skip Lorry
  • Bin Lifter
  • Cable Drum Trailer
  • Chain & Wire Rope Sling
  • Chain Block - Powered & Manual
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Crawler Crane
  • Drilling Rig
  • Engine Crane
  • Excavator
  • Eyebolt
  • Fork Truck & Attachments
  • High Lift Pallet Truck
  • Hydraulic & Mechanical Jack
  • Lifting Dumper
  • Lifting Frame
  • Loading Shovel
  • Lorry Loading Crane
  • Magnet
  • Material Handler
  • Mobile Crane
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs / 'Cherry picker')
  • Order Pickers
  • Overhead Travelling Crane
  • Pallet Stacker
  • Runway Track, Gantry, Teagle
  • Shackle
  • Spreader Beam
  • Stage Equipment, Hoists, Lighting Bars, Camera Crane
  • Suspended Access Equipment
  • Tele-Handler
  • Vehicle Recovery Equipment
  • Wall & Pillar Jibs
  • Winch - Powered & Manual

Trust HESL with your Lift Examinations

Engineer Surveyors from Hutcheon Examination Services (HESL) have all the qualifications required to carry out LOLER inspections, as well as a wealth of experience across a range of sites in both the private and public sector.

Organisations that choose HESL to carry out lift examinations benefit from:

  • Flexible and convenient inspection visits that minimise disruption
  • Thorough and effective inspections that put quality and compliance first
  • Support with the whole end-to-end examination process, from handy renewal reminders and comprehensive reports

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Certified for the Examination of Arboricultural Climbing Equipment

HESL has both City & Guilds and NPTC certifications, proving that we have the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to examine your industrial climbing equipment.


Questions we frequently get asked

What does LOLER stand for?

LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998).

What is LOLER?

LOLER defined by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) as follows:

“LOLER 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).”

What equipment is LOLER relevant to?

LOLER regulations apply to a variety of lifting equipment used in many workplace settings such as hospitals, care homes, factories, warehouses, construction sites, offices and residential properties.

Types of lifting equipment covered by the LOLER regulations include patient hoists, vehicle lifts, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS) and cranes.

This is not an extensive list. For a full list, please consult our list above.

What is a LOLER inspection?

A LOLER inspection is most commonly known as a Loler Examination and is a comprehensive examination of lifting equipment. The examination protocol varies based on type of equipment.

Ideally a qualified independent and impartial third party should carry out proof load testing, such as HESL’s Engineer Surveyors who are DBS-checked and hold a recognised professional status (EngTech, IEng.).

The Engineer Surveyor will conduct a detailed examination of the equipment, including visual examination and functional checks and measurement of wear. Afterwards, they will complete a written report for your records.

Arrange an Examination

Talk to our friendly Central Planning Department about LOLER examinations in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, London and the surrounding areas.

Even if your area isn't listed, please feel free to contact us and we'll be able to provide a quote.

Tel: 0118 981 1773


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I have had the pleasure of working alongside Hutcheon Examination Services for over a year now and I cannot fault their high end quality of work and professional attitude all mixed in with the personal time business approach to customer satisfaction. I have regular dealings with both Suzanne and Claire and my queries are always dealt with swiftly and efficiently. I know that I can rely on the admin team to ensure that the inspections are carried out within a timely manner and that we maintain compliance of our stock. I have also dealt with Peter and Lynne and every time an issue needs resolving, they have not disappointed. The feedback we have received from our residents is that the engineers are both friendly and informative about what they are doing. I would not hesitate in recommending HESL to any organisation. Thanks Team!
- Janina Haisman, Green Square Accord

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