Loler Inspection

We offer full LOLER inspection of your equipment and climbing materials to ensure they are safe for use. 

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.

Lifting operations should be properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. 

What is lifting equipment in arboriculture?

It is any equipment that lifts or lowers loads, including any attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. For example:

  • rope access and work positioning systems including anchor points,

  • ropes,

  • karabiners,

  • harnesses and strops;

  • rigging systems for lowering branches;

  • mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs);

  • cranes;

  • tree spades.

Remember the term ‘load’ includes a person.

What is not lifting equipment in arboriculture?

Equipment that does not lift or lower loads, for example, winching equipment used at ground level where the load does not leave the ground, such as skidding operations.