How often does lifting equipment have to be tested under LOLER?
Regulation 9, Paragraph 85 of The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) states
“Because proof testing can cause damage to machinery (which, increasingly, is built to fine tolerances), the decision to test is one which may need to be made by someone with substantial expertise, suitably informed by advice from the manufacturer.”
Where an item is proof load tested it does not need to be repeated unless, a repair is made that is deemed as requiring verification, however it should be examined at regular intervals as prescribed in Regulation 9 of LOLER.
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