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A LOLER Inspection or Thorough Examination (LOLER regulation 9) must be completed on all work equipment used for lifting to comply with LOLER.

The LOLER definition of lifting equipment includes any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads, including accessories used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it.

The LOLER regulations cover a wide range of equipment including: overhead cranes, fork-lift trucks, passenger / goods lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work platforms, motor vehicle lifts and accessories such as chains, slings, eye bolts etc.