What is a ‘Thorough Examination’ of a lift?

A ‘Thorough Examination’ [aka Form 54] is a service that can be provided by your insurance company; this service is a comprehensive inspection of your lift where each component of the lift is inspected, to ensure that your lift is being properly maintained and to ensure that all safety requirements have been adhered to.

The frequency of Thorough Examinations is set out Under Regulation 9 of the Lifting Operations
and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 and is as follows:

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