In most businesses nowadays, health and safety laws are taken very seriously. Even in office-based jobs, frequent health and safety training is provided to avoid injuries and litigation. It is especially more important in industries where there is a larger danger of injury. This is where LOLER inspection and LOLER certificates enter the picture.
LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998), and it applies to regular checks of lifting equipment and lifting operations for enterprises that use mechanical equipment in their manufacturing processes. It is not enough to presume that new equipment is fault-free; it must be thoroughly examined and validated before usage.
Even if it comes with a ten-year warranty and has only recently arrived from the factory, new equipment isn’t always devoid of flaws. This type of assumption can easily result in significant harm or death. LOLER testing ensures that both new and old equipment is in good working order and is safe to use. Regular inspections assess many aspects of equipment and, when possible, reduce dangers.
Because of the thorough checks carried out following LOLER and the procedures put in place following the inspection that is favourable to safe practices throughout hours of operation, having a LOLER inspection for your company considerably minimizes the risks of injury or death.
A colour-coded tagging system with QR codes can also be implemented by using Zertify Lifting Software. This tagging system is changed periodically according to the inspection regime. Zertify Lifting Equipment Inspection Software can help you with LOLER Inspections and help maintain a safe work environment.