All lifting equipment such as patient hoists and stand-aids must by law be serviced and weight tested on an annual basis
LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. Simply put, a Thorough Examination or LOLER is a bit like a car’s MOT.
At Martlet Mobility Services we supply, install, LOLER test, maintain and repair mobility equipment used by private individuals, residential homes, care homes and housing associations.
In order to comply with The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) all hoists and patient lifting equipment, including all slings, must be inspected and examined regularly, every six months.
Regular inspection can ensure that it is safe for the person being lifted and those operating the equipment. We will normally service the equipment at the same time as testing and this can help identify possible problems before they become an issue.
We’re able to to provide LOLER testing services to all our customers from private individuals in their own home to residential homes and care homes.
Examples of equipment which need testing include:
> Mobile Hoists
> Ceiling Track Hoists
> Adjustable Beds
> Bath Hoists
We know you’re busy so leave the administration to us: we call our customers a few weeks before testing is due to schedule your LOLER appointment in good time. This means that you can be confident that all your equipment will remain compliant
It should be noted that although LOLER is the principal safeguarding mechanism relating to lifting equipment, such equipment may also be subject to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), an explanation of which is beyond the scope of this guide.