This depends on the professional judgement of the competent person undertaking the examination, but needs to include all matters which affect the safety of the lifting equipment, including likely deterioration with time.
For most common lifting equipment and accessories, there are industry standard procedures and criteria which a competent person would follow when undertaking thorough examinations and making judgements as to the continued safety of the equipment. Methods used include:
visual examination and functional checksmeasurements of wear(in some cases) traditional NDT (non-destructive testing) and load testing
Some disassembly or internal examination of parts may also be required.
Where an examination scheme has been drawn up, this should identify and specify:
the parts to be thoroughly examinedthe methods of examination and testingthe intervals for examination (and testing of the different parts, where appropriate)
The scheme should also include details of any other inspection regimes for the equipment. Examination schemes may be drawn up by any person with the necessary competence. This does not need to be the same competent person who conducts the thorough examination in accordance with the scheme.
Although examination schemes do not need to be preserved in the form of a document, it should be possible to produce a written copy when required (eg on request by the relevant enforcing authority). These should be secured from loss or unauthorised modification.
It depends on where you are. Just fill out the form at the bottom of this form and we will get back to you with a price as soon as we can
is your machine safe
You can just request a one off Loler Inspection or have a scheduled 6 monthly examination. We keep records of your machine(s) History and will let you know when your Inspection/Service is due.