The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.
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,
harnesses and strops;
rigging systems for lowering branches;
mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs);
Remember the term ‘load’ includes a person.
Suitability of lifting equipment
Strength of lifting equipment
Arboricultural activities requiring careful consideration for strength include:
work in diseased or decayed trees.
Remember that anchor points in trees for:
work positioning and
form part of the lifting equipment.
Arborists using rope access or work positioning should be trained to:
select suitable anchor points;
recognise the differences between tree species; and
understand the effect of:
condition of the tree; and
We are qualified in carrying out LOLER Inspections, we can work around your busy schedule to do the inspections at a time that suits you. You will be provided with a certifcate, which will show records of all your kit recorded and any defects stated.
Insurance companies require your equipment to be LOLER Examined, if your kit is not Examined then you are not Insured. Simple.
Contact us if you would like a quote for getting your kit Inspected.