LOLER addresses the specific risks associated with the use of lifting equipment.
Thorough examination and inspection are key requirements of the Regulations.
To meet these requirements, duty holders must:
ensure lifting equipment (including lifting accessories) exposed to conditions
causing deterioration which could lead to dangerous situations undergoes
regular thorough examination by a competent person; and
ensure all supplementary inspections and tests recommended by the competent
person are carried out within the timescale stated.
Examples of conditions causing deterioration are wet, abrasive or corrosive