The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) which came into force on 5th December 1998 state that lifting accessories and Loose Tackle must be inspected in accordance with an examination scheme, however at least six-monthly.

Lifting accessories are pieces of equipment that are used to attach the load to lifting equipment, providing a link between the two.

Commomnly known as below the hook.

Examples of lifting accessories and loose tackle include:

  • Fibre or Webbing Slings
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Chains Slings
  • Hooks
  • Shackles & Eyebolts
  • Lifting Eyes
  • Spreader Beams
  • Magnetic and Vacuum Devices
  • Lifting and Plate Clamps

Pro Cranes competent engineers will thoroughly examine and inspect your lifting accessories to ensure you satisfy the regulations. The inspections will be documented on a statutory LOLER report. Your report with state all defects, observations and comments.

The reports will be followed by a quotation to rectify any defects found.

Any defects found that present an immediate danger to personnel or are likely to cause equipment failure or damage to equipment, will be brought to your attention immediately and a defect report will be issued so that any necessary action can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Pro Cranes can offer a number of services to ensure your equipment stays within the LOLER regulation. We run a free plant register management system for all new equipment which is automatically marked with a unique plant number and added to the inspection reports. We can also organise a colour tagging system which ensures equipment outside the current inspection period is easily identifiable and therefore not used until it is re-inspected.

Pro Cranes provides our customers with a single source supplier for all their lifting equipment and material handling needs we have personnel with great experience and knowledge of slings and lifting accessories. We then offer a network of lifting accessory manufacturers that enable us to offer a very wide range of lifting accessories competitively, these include:

  • Chain Slings
  • Webbing slings
  • Round Slings
  • Shackles
  • Lifting Beams
  • Plate Clamps and Grabs
  • Electric Chain hoists

Our ability to provide quality products at competitive prices has enabled us to grow and expand our slings and lifting accessories examination aspect of the business.

So whether you are looking for a single bespoke lifting beam, a one off batch of a thousand eyebolts or a regular order of fibre slings, please call our service team because we are sure they will be able to help you.