LOLER 1998

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998*

4 post vehicle lifting table

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: This remains the same for all vehicle lifting tables. 2, 4, 6 post etc.

Accessories for lifting

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Also known as tackle items.

All jacks

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Battery pallet truck

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Car stacker

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: 12 months as they do not lift persons. If they did it would be inspected on a 6 months basis

Diesel crawler mounted lattice jib crane

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Configuration could also be fitted with a bucket and used as an excavator or drag line.

Diesel hydraulic mobile telescopic jib crane

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Sometimes just referred to as a mobile crane.

Fork lift jib attachment

Inspection Frequency:
6/12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: The period of inspection for an attachment is slightly different. If, like this example, the attachment is slide on (not permanently attached, it is treated as an accessory for lifting and inspected on a 6 monthly basis. If however it is affixed to the equipment in a more permanent manner, i.e. bolted to the machine. It takes on the frequency of the machine. i.e. 12 months. Except if the item bolted was for lifting persons. Then the entire machine would need inspecting every 6 months.

Fork lift truck

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Unless it is used with a lifting platform to lift persons. It would then require a 6 month inspection for the fork truck and the "attachment" used for the safe lifting of persons - often referred to as "lifting cage". The cage would also require to be inspected every 6 months.

Front-end loader

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1, PUWER 2

Note: LOLER if used with hook of lifting device to lift items. Otherwise PUWER. Attachment including tractor.

Goods lift

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Hydraulic excavator crawler mounted

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1, PUWER 2

Note: PUWER unless fitted with a hook or lifting device. This would then become LOLER. 12 month inspection as it is not suitable for lifting persons.

Hydraulic excavator with rear actor

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1, PUWER 2

Note: This is a PUWER item unless it is fitted with a hook or device to enable it to lift items. (Drainage pipes for example). This would then become LOLER. Would require a 12 month inspection as it is not suitable for lifting persons.

Lifting platform attachment

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 19981

Note: LOLER 6 month inspection as it is designed for lifting of persons.

Loading shovel

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1, PUWER 2

Note: PUWER unless fitted with a hook or lifting device. This would then become LOLER. 12 month inspection as it is not suitable for lifting persons.

Manual chain block

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Manual hydraulic jib crane

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Also known as an engine lifter.

Manual hydraulic lifting table

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Manual pallet truck

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
PUWER 2

Manual pull-lift

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Often referred to as a "Cherry picker".

Passenger lift

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Pillar or swing jibs

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Service lift

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Stacker truck

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Tailboard Loader

Inspection Frequency:
6 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Because the tail board would be used by the operator to gain access to the back of the lorry. (These could be inspected on a 12 month basis but only if it can be ensured no persons would use the tailboard to be lifted / lowered).

Telescopic handler

Inspection Frequency:
12 months

Related Regulation:
LOLER 1998 1

Note: Unless it is used to lift persons where it would require to be inspected every 6 months.

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