Spider Lift LOLER Inspections

Spider Lift LOLER Inspections

A LOLER inspection involves a thorough examination of lifting equipment to check:

  • The structural integrity of the machine
  • The safe operation of all functions (including emergency lowering)
  • The wear and tear of parts is within tolerances (eg: slew rings, pins and brushes)
  • The equipment meets the legislation under which it was built (ie: CE mark)

APS engineers are fully qualified to carry out LOLER inspections and perform the necessary checks so your platform is LOLER compliant.

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

Outriggers/Foot Pads - Outriggers stabilise the platform before operation. They are commonplace on many spider boom lifts but can also be found on some larger scissor lifts and van or truck mounted platforms. Check their condition and structural integrity.

Basket/cage/deck condition - Checking the condition of the basket, looking for any signs of wear and tear. Is there fall protection in place e.g. guard rails and anchor points for body harnesses. Is the platform capable of holding the Safe Working Load (SWL) as stated by the manufacturer?

Control switches - Do the control switches operate correctly? e.g. safe lowering of platform procedure 

Battery - Maintaining batteries improves efficient use. Checking water levels, checking all terminals for frayed, loose or damaged connectors and ensuring they are clean and free from corrosion, are all included in a LOLER inspection.

Hydraulic oil level/condition - The cleanliness of the oil is just as important as the correct amount of oil. Helps to avoid platform malfunctions. This is checked as part of the regular servicing of the equipment.

Decals - Are safety notices and information clear and visible?  Examples of decals include: Safe Working Load/Capacity, platform model name & number, power source and safety decals such as the auxiliary lowering sticker (helps operators locate the auxiliary lowering controls in the event of an emergency).

Harness points - Does the platform have integral anchor points to attach a safety harness to? 

Tyres/Wheels/Tracks - Tyres without sufficient tread can cause the platform to slide. Keeping tracks aligned and running smoothly helps to spread the platforms weight and enables it to traverse tough ground conditions. Without these in good working order, the platform isn’t going anywhere.

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

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