Am I legally obliged to have my lift Thoroughly Examined?

Yes – as a Thorough Examination is a systematic and detailed examination of the equipment and safety-critical parts, that must be carried out at specified intervals by a competent person who must then complete a written report [Form 54].

Furthermore, you must ensure that Thorough Examinations are completed every:

6 months, for lifting equipment and any associated accessories used to lift people;

6 months, for all lifting accessories; &

12 months, for all other lifting equipment

in order to be in compliance with Regulation 9 of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)