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LOLER and PUWER Inspections. // Making sure your plant and equipment are safe.

Overview.

Equipe provides Competent Persons to carry out LOLER / PUWER Thorough Examinations of lifting equipment, cable percussion rigs, dynamic sampling rigs and rotary rigs.

We can help you stay certified and compliant.

We can complete LOLER and PUWER Inspections on any site across the UK and provide signed, certified, digital certificates for your records almost instantaneously.

What are LOLER and PUWER?

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), 1998 replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment, for example: the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, the Docks Regulations 1988 and the Lifting Plant and Equipment (Records of Test).

The LOLER Regulations aim to reduce risks to people's health and safety from lifting equipment provided for use at work.

In addition to the requirements of LOLER, lifting equipment is also subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

All pieces of plant and equipment are subjuct to PUWER inspection and these should be carried out on an annual basis, or more often when being used in arduious working enviroments. The regulations aim to make sure that all equipment used on site is: suitable for the intended use, maintained regularly to ensure safety, used only be adequately trained workers and inspected by a competent assessor.

"If you are an employer or self-employed person providing lifting equipment for use at work, or you have control of the use of lifting equipment, then the Regulations will apply to you."

What equipment is covered by the Regulations?

Lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting. The Regulations cover a wide range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift trucks, lifts and hoists, but also includes lifting accessories such as chains, slings and eyebolts, amongst other things.

"Equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it."

If we take the above words from LOLER into the drilling industry, it becomes far clearer what is covered:

These types of rigs must be regularly inspected and carry a LOLER certificate and under PUWER are subject to an annual inspection. Under LOLER an annual examination is also required to be carried out by a trained and competent person and a valid Certificate of Thorough Inspection in place. 50OFFGEOTECHNICA2018Use this Discount Code to get 50% off any exhibition package at Geotechnica 2018! Visit www.geotechnica.co.uk to use the code. This code can only be used ONCE, so don't miss out! A lifting test is only a requirement when the machinery is new or has been subject to repairs or modification.

Inspection Location.

You come to us: Equipe Offices

We can complete LOLER and PUWER Inspections on all of your rigs and equipment at our own offices.

Bringing rigs and equipment to us can be extremely advantageous, especially if you combine your LOLER and Puwer Inspections with SPT Calibrations which we can also carry out.

If you require Inspections urgently, please contact us as soon as possible.

We come to you: On-site Inspections

We know how costly it can be to remove rigs and equipment from working sites. Considering this, why not let us come to you?

Subject to a standard mobilisation fee, our experienced engineers can travel to all corners of the UK to complete the Inspections and can provide instant feedback to the site staff. This not only saves you the cost of removing equipment and crew from site, but allows you to continue your valuable investigation with minimum disruption.

We can also combine this LOLER and PUWER Inspection visit with an on-site BDA Audit or an SPT Calibration for your rig and lifting equipment.

Yearly Reminder.

In order to comply with LOLER the lifting accessories must be clearly marked with a unique reference number and SWL, be used safely and subject to on-going thorough examination by a competent person. Unlike the annual examination required for equipment, lifting accessories are subject to a minimum six monthly basis.

We know how busy day-to-day management of geotechnical contracts can be, so we are more than happy to offer yearly and six-month reminders for plant and equipment that are due for Inspection.

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