Scissor Lift LOLER Inspections

Scissor Lift LOLER Inspections

A LOLER inspection involves a thorough examination of lifting equipment, such as scissor lifts, to ensure it is fit for purpose and safe to use.

The thorough examination looks at all aspects of the scissor lift:

  • The structural integrity of the scissor lift is inspected
  • The safe operation of all its functions, including emergency lowering
  • The wear and tear of all parts and if they are within tolerances
  • Assess whether the scissor lift meets the legislation under which it was built (ie: CE mark)

APS engineers are fully qualified to carry out LOLER thorough examinations and perform the necessary checks so your scissor lift is LOLER compliant.

As part of the scissor lift LOLER thorough examination, the following checks are carried out:

Scissor Pack The scissor pack is checked to ensure the metalwork is intact and all nuts and bolts are fitted correctly.

OutriggersLarge scissor lifts can have outriggers to stabilise the platform. The condition and structural integrity are inspected.

Tyres/Wheels - Tyres are inspected to ensure they have sufficient tread to stop the scissor lift from sliding.

Hydraulic Systems - The hydraulic system will be checked for leaks (which can result in low pressure / oil may be on the exterior of the pump), failed seals, broken/cracked hoses (or bends/twisting), exposed wires (could be exposed to water and cause it to rust).

Deck Condition - The deck condition is inspected for signs of wear and tear and if the appropriate fall protection is in place such as guard rails and anchor points for body harnesses. The safe working load of the platform is also checked to ensure it is the same as what is stated by the manufacturer.

Guards/Safety Locks/Interlocks - Locks which prevent the scissor lift from operating if safety functions aren’t working, are inspected.

Control Switches - The control switches are inspected to confirm they operate correctly and there are no issues with the safe lowering of the platform.

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Find out more about LOLER Inspections in our Guide to LOLER Inspections

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