TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR MIND WITH A HAMILTON BROTHERS LOLER INSPECTIONSeptember 10, 2015
We’re doing our bit for Health and Safety… are YOU?
Ace your LOLER requirements with Hamilton Brothers from only £105 + VAT!
If you feel your day to day working life is a minefield of health and safety regulations before you even switch on the ignition, then consider this…
Over the last five years there has been an average of 46 people killed in the UK as a direct result of work in the construction industry and thousands have suffered long term illness following major injuries.
Moreover, according to the Health and Safety Executive, construction has statistically significantly higher rates for all non-fatal injuries than all other industries, with Agriculture holding the highest fatality rate. What’s clear is that the implementation of stringent health and safety law is necessary.
Brush up on your legal requirements
At the top of health and safety priorities for construction, agricultural, forestry and climbing businesses are the 1998 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
Whilst a PUWER assessment applies to the safe use and installation of all work equipment from machinery to tools and apparatus, LOLER thorough examination is a legal requirement specifically for hydraulic lifting equipment and applies to any situation where a load is lifted, lowered or suspended.
Covering a wide range of machinery from cranes and hoists to stairlifts, dumb waiters and ropes, LOLER regulations apply to a whole host of enterprises and self-employed contractors.
To meet LOLER regulations it is the responsibility of a business to have all lifting equipment examined regularly. The legal minimum for examinations on lifting accessories and equipment used to carry people is 6 months. Annual inspections are required for all other lifting equipment. However, many companies choose to have LOLER inspections every three months for equipment that is used frequently or put under strain.
Put Your Machinery to the Test and We’ll put your Mind at Rest
As a standard Health and Safety regulation for thousands of businesses, proof of regular LOLER examinations is now a prerequisite for many insurance companies so it is crucial you examine your forklifts, telehandlers and tractor loaders frequently!
At Hamilton Brothers we have a full team of LOLER certified and BAGMA trained experts to carry out inspections from just £105 + VAT per machine! With capable staff able to examine various types of equipment, including those used by professional foresters or arborists, multiple tests can be conducted at a discounted price.
Hamilton Brothers staff can examine a wide range of construction and agricultural machinery. Our engineers can conduct LOLER thorough examinations and PUWER inspections on a whole host of branded machinery by the likes of Wacker Neuson, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, JCB, CAT, Manitou, Hitachi, Volvo, John Deere and many more. Call our engineers to book a thorough examination for any brand of the following types of equipment:
- Tractor Loaders
- Industrial Lift Trucks
- Vehicle Lifts
- Construction Hoists
- Ropes used for climbing and work positioning
Always eager to go the extra mile, we will put your lifting equipment through a 30 point peace of mind checklist and give you a detailed report on the general condition of machinery with advice on preventative maintenance measures. Yes, that means you get two services for the price of one!
Go on, book your examination today and let us take a load of your mind!
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