LOLER Examinations

All our Examiners are LEEA Trained and Competent

Thorough examination of lifting equipment and accessories is a legal requirement under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

Undertaking LOLER examinations is an essential component of your organisation’s safety compliance program and the safety of your staff and others. Hutton Compliance will ensure your LOLER thorough examination(s) of lifting equipment / accessories happen efficiently, on schedule and with minimal disruption to your business. All LOLER engineering inspection / thorough examinations will be undertaken in accordance with the LOLER regulations by LEEA fully trained and competent examiners.

All Hutton Compliance examiners hold Personal Track Safety (PTS) to enable Lifting inspections to be undertaken on Network Rail infrastructure.

Definition of Lifting Equipment under LOLER

A device or mechanism, such as a crane, winch, pulley block, gin wheel, chain block, which does the work in lifting or lowering the load or provides means of a movement, or the supporting structure and anchoring devices for such a mechanism, e.g. runway, gantry etc., which may also permit a suspended load to be moved in the horizontal direction.

Definition of Lifting Accessory under LOLER

Any device such as a sling, shackle, eyebolt, clamp, spreader beam etc. used to connect the load to a lifting appliance but which does not itself form part of the load or the appliance.

Frequency of Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories Examinations

  • Lifting Equipment (cranes, hoists, etc.) not lifting or suspending a person Every 12 months
  • Lifting Equipment (cranes, hoists, etc.) lifting or suspending a person: Every 6 months
  • Lifting Accessories (slings, shackles, eye bolt, chain sling etc Every 6 months

Hutton Compliance provide a full engineering inspection service, which includes:

  • Sell (where requested by the client) and input your lifting equipment and accessories on to Hutton Compliance asset database in your company account. This enables you to view all lifting equipment / accessories for when they were last examined, the result of examination and when they are next due to be examined;
  • Allocating lifting accessories to either an individual or location;
  • Monitoring, scheduling, arranging and undertaking your lifting gear thorough examinations, ensuring no lifting gear goes out of date;
  • Put thorough examination reports of lifting equipment / accessories on to your online secure company account so they are immediately available to you;
  • 24/7 access to your online company account and advice, support and guidance from your Hutton Compliance Technical Manager.


For more information on our Loler Examinations, please contact a member of our team by emailing: or by calling 0151 318 6200 (during normal office hours).


Opening Times: Seven Days a week – 08.00am to 18.00pm.

0151 318 6200

@ The Office 26 Thingwall Road,

Wirral, United Kingdom, CH61 3UE