Lifting and carrying equipment must be tested for safety. This is particularly important when the equipment is used to aid the mobility of the elderly and disabled. For domestic installations the law does not necessarily stipulate the type or frequency of testing. However, there are numerous reasons why testing and certification should be carried out regularly: safety, reassurance, legal and insurance cover, are just a few examples. It should be borne in mind that householders are legally liable for the safety of members of the public who enter the premises.
M P Lifting is authorised to carryout PAT testing of electrical equipment and L.O.L.E.R. (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998).
PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.
• The right equipment to do the tests
• The ability to use this test equipment properly
• The ability to properly understand the test results
Read more about PAT - Portable Appliance Testing requirements.
What does LOLER do?
Generally, the Regulations require that lifting equipment provided for use is:
• strong and stable enough for the particular use and marked to indicate safe working loads
• positioned and installed to minimise any risks
• used safely, in an organised fashion and the operation performed by competent people
• subject to ongoing thorough examination and, where appropriate, inspected by competent people.
Read more about LOLER testing requirements and safe working loads.
M P LIFTING
Hoist and stairlift specialists
13 Chapel Street
Tel: 01745 730 780