Mandatory Inspections (LOLER & PUWER)
HLS provide inspection service for all types of lifting equipment to help you comply with LOLER legislation.
We also provide a work equipment inspection service for compliance with PUWER and to provide guidance on the suitability of work equipment, for a wide variety of applications.
Our planned service and maintenance agreements ensure you are compliant with both LOLER and PUWER regulations.
LOLER Inspection Experts
LOLER Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use at work is:
- Positioned and installed to minimise any risks;
- Strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads;
- Used safely, i.e. the work is planned, organised and performed by competent staff
Lifting equipment is subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspected by competent people, such as HLS.
Find out more about our Planned Maintenance and Service agreements
PUWER Inspection Experts
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER Regs or PUWER 98 regulations) require risks to people’s health and safety, from equipment that they use at work, to be prevented or controlled.
The regulations outline for employers the suitability, maintenance and PUWER inspection requirements for ALL equipment used, from simple hand tools to complex process machinery.
HLS provides support and guidance on the suitability of work equipment, maintenance and inspection for a wide variety of applications.
This includes the level of inspection required and the competency of the inspecting person dependent on the complexity of the machine.
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HLS MD and Work at Height Specialist
Controlling risk from working at height is an important priority because falls from height are the third highest cause of fatal injury in the food and drink industries, comprising 20% of fatal accidents. Falls from height also result in around 80 major injuries (broken limbs, fractured skulls) each year, as well as a further 230 over-three-day absence injuries.