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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Inspections

Keep your workspace safe and compliant with LOLER inspections

LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. These inspections ensure safety compliance and equipment integrity. It’s a legal requirement that warrants workplace safety and is crucial for avoiding hefty penalties. LOLER plays a fundamental role in making sure the right equipment is chosen for the job, and acts as a preventative measure to minimise the risks of machines failing and injuring someone.

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What is a LOLER inspection?

A LOLER inspection ensures your lifting equipment is safe and compliant. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 Act (LOLER) govern these inspections. Ultimately, they are a vital legal requirement for any individual or company that owns, operates, or controls lifting equipment.

However, LOLER inspections are more than just a legal obligation. They’re designed to ensure workplace safety, by preventing the occurrence of accidents, injuries, and equipment failures. The overall purpose of a LOLER inspection is to help identify and mitigate potential risks before they result in a dangerous accident.

What equipment is covered in a LOLER inspection?

Under LOLER regulation, workplace lifting equipment is checked thoroughly. This includes, but is not limited to: cranes, lifts, forklift trucks, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), and chains. Accessories such as slings and hooks also require lifting equipment inspection. These rules are in place to keep workplaces safe and ensure equipment works efficiently.

Keep your people safe by abiding to LOLER Regulation compliance.

 

LOLER Regulations were created to keep people safe while using lifting equipment. This legislation makes it a legal obligation for individuals and companies that own or use lifting equipment, to protect people. They set out specific requirements for how lifting equipment should be designed, built, used, and maintained. Following LOLER regulations is essential to protecting workers from potential dangers, in the event of equipment breaking or malfunctioning.

 

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What does a BES LOLER inspection cover?

1. Visual inspections

Our visual inspections are highly detailed and thorough. During this process, our expert team of engineers will check for any visible defects that may appear on lifting equipment, such as cracks, dents, corrosion, or missing components.

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2. Functional checks

This consists of assessing the functional integrity of your lifting equipment. It involves testing the brakes, gears, hoists, and other critical components to make sure they operate efficiently. We also ensure safety devices like overload alarms and load indicators are working, to protect you against overloading and other potential hazards.

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3. Precise measurements

Our expert engineers will measure load capacity, clearances, and alignment. This ensures compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications and optimises your equipment’s performance and safety.

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4. Advanced testing

While visual inspections and functional checks form the foundation of our LOLER inspections, we also use advanced NDT techniques where required. Techniques such as ultrasonic and X-ray testing enable us to detect hidden defects that may not be apparent from visual inspections. This method means that even the most subtle flaws are identified early on, preventing potential failures and ensuring the continued safety of your lifting equipment.

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5. Documentation review

Our thorough inspection process goes beyond the physical examination of your lifting equipment. We also thoroughly review any relevant documentation, including manufacturer’s manuals, inspection reports, and maintenance records. Our comprehensive review enables us to gain a holistic understanding of the equipment’s history, maintenance practices, and overall condition.

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Why choose BES Group for your LOLER Inspection?

Increase safety

Our LOLER inspections can help identify and correct potential hazards, helping prevent accidents at your workspace.

Reduce downtime

Our lifting inspections can support to reduce downtime, by identifying and correcting potential problems before they cause a failure.

Reduce costs

By identifying smaller issues before they gradually worsen, reducing likelihood of larger-scale failures that will cost significantly more to replace.

Boost productivity

LOLER inspections can help increase productivity by ensuring that lifting equipment operates safely and efficiently.

Increase safety

Our LOLER inspections can help identify and correct potential hazards, helping prevent accidents at your workspace.

Reduce downtime

Our lifting inspections can support to reduce downtime, by identifying and correcting potential problems before they cause a failure.

Reduce costs

By identifying smaller issues before they gradually worsen, reducing likelihood of larger-scale failures that will cost significantly more to replace.

Boost productivity

LOLER inspections can help increase productivity by ensuring that lifting equipment operates safely and efficiently.

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Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.

Customer

Senior Project Manager

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.

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Global Technical Services Manager

Why choose us

Expert Industrial Knowledge

With over 160 years’ experience in engineering compliance, trust in us to meet all your site requirements.

We’re Independent and impartial

Without favour or profit from recommended repairs, you can rest assured that you’ll only ever be getting the solution that’s right for you. 

We’re Highly Qualified

Our Engineers Surveyors meet a minimum required standard of competence (required experience of 5 years)

Commitment to Excellence

Our engineer surveyors regularly carry out audits of on-site inspections, ensuring each and every solution we provide meets the most stringent quality standards.

Accredited Service

We’re a ‘Type A’ organisation, and are accredited to the highest industry standards, including ISO/IEC 17020. With us, you’ll receive a nationally recognised service.

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