We are happy to assist other arboricultural service providers by undertaking fully qualified LOLER inspections of their tree climbing and rigging equipment.
The Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) came into force on 5 December 1998. The requirements of LOLER apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of or managing lifting operations.
LOLER requires personal climbing equipment to be thoroughly examined every 6 months and tree rigging equipment every 12 months.
Jasper Drage has been inspecting LOLER equipment since 2009 and undertook a refresher training course in December 2017. He has been inspecting all the climbing equipment for a large utility company, as well as our own equipment.
As part of the LOLER inspection process, he will mark or label equipment with a unique identity number and pre-calculated Safe Working Load Limit (SWL) if not already marked.
In accordance with LOLER after making a thorough examination we will notify the client of any defects and make a report of the examination.
Usually it is possible to process 2 climbing kits per day, depending on the amount of equipment in each kit. A record document will be created for the client’s retention.
Please call to discuss your specific requirements.
“This complete service reduces the amount of preparation required by the client. An instantly recognisable SWL visible on each component of a rigging system enables tree surgeons to choose the appropriate hardware out on the job without the need to calculate safety factors, thereby saving time, improving safety and minimising wear”