Lifting equipment

Lifting equipment inspections (LOLER)

We help you meet your obligations under LOLER for lifting equipment 

How often do I need to have a lifting equipment inspection?

Unless there is an examination scheme, specifying other intervals, thorough examinations should be performed every:

  • 6 months, for lifting equipment and associated accessories used to lift people

  • 6 months, for all lifting accessories

  • 12 months, for all other lifting equipment

A thorough examination requires visual examination and functional checks and should be performed by a competent person.

Bureau Veritas - Experts in lifting equipment

Our expert team of inspection engineers operates nationwide to undertake inspections in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This helps you to achieve and maintain compliance with minimum disruption to your business. Importantly, you can have complete peace of mind in the service you receive from a global leader in testing, inspection and certification.


  • Achieve and maintain compliance with LOLER and PUWER, helping to ensure the safety of your lifting equipment
  • Enable better planning of maintenance and repair programmes to spread costs
  • Gain complete peace of mind from a trusted, independent inspection partner with no financial association to contractors
  • Experienced team with a comprehensive understanding of the latest regulations
  • One supplier to drive efficiency of inspections
  • Expert team of qualified inspection engineers operating nationwide, supported by a central planning team
  • Innovative approach to inspections with online tools to add value including Swift, giving 24/7 access to inspection reports
  • Mobile plant ‘on hire’ facility to support inspections of mobile assets

MAIA & Swift - An easy way to manage and control your global inspection process online