Safe Use of Lifting Equipment

As of January 2022, LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) in the UK impose requirements for the safe use of lifting equipment, including vehicle lifts. Some key points include:

  1. Thorough Examination: Lifting equipment, including vehicle lifts, must undergo regular thorough examinations by competent persons to ensure safety.
  2. Records: Detailed records of examinations and any defects must be kept throughout the equipment’s lifespan.
  3. Competent Persons: Thorough examinations should be conducted by a competent person, someone with adequate training, knowledge, and experience.
  4. Safe Use: Lifting equipment should only be used in situations where it is safe to do so. Users must be adequately trained, and appropriate precautions should be taken.
  5. Maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the continued safe operation of the equipment.

For the most up-to-date and accurate information, it’s recommended to consult the latest version of the LOLER regulations or reach out to relevant regulatory authorities in the UK.