Hoist Maintenance and LOLER Inspections
Providing swimming pool hoists for less able customers is a great facility and encourages them to use one of the best forms of exercise. Regular LOLER inspections will help ensure your pool hoists are properly maintained and kept in prime condition.
The LOLER Regulations (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) require that lifting equipment should be the subject of on-going, thorough servicing, examination and certification by a LOLER qualified engineer. Sport & Play can ensure that you continue to comply.
It is recommended that pool hoists are tested every 6 months. Therefore, we offer an annual testing and service agreement which includes two visits per year, scheduled 6 months apart as follows:
- Visit 1- LOLER Test, Certificate & Service (includes stripping down the hoist, lubricating and tightening).
- Visit 2- LOLER Test & Certificate.
The LOLER regulations have been prepared by the Health & Safety Executive for the Health & Safety Commission. They have been the law under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and build on the requirements to provide equipment under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998.
Our assessment of your lift will ensure that it is strong enough and stable enough for its intended use, that it is marked with its maximum load, a requirement of the British & European Hoist Standard BS EN 10535 and that it will minimise any risk to operators and users.
As an employer, you have responsibility for the health & safety of, plus condition of the hoist equipment that your staff use. Meanwhile, employees have the responsibility to use equipment safely and to report anything that they perceive to be a risk. If they do, of course, then Sport & Play can respond and rectify any problems.