Land Skills provide a thorough examination service for arboricultural climbing and rigging equipment. We are happy to provide practical advice on how the regulations apply to arboriculture. If you simply have a question or wish to discuss equipment inspections please feel free to call 01306 876404 or email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
Climbing Kit Inspection
Whether you are an individual looking to have a kit inspected for the first time or a large organisation with many climbing kits, Land Skills are able to help you meet the main requirements of LOLER relating to the inspection of arboricultural climbing equipment.
These requirements include:
Equipment should be subject to a pre-use check by the user
- A written recorded interim inspection should be kept for equipment subject to high levels of wear and tear.
- A thorough examination should be carried out at least every six months by a competent person.
- Equipment should be marked for unique identification.
The LOLER regulations also apply to non-climbing equipment that lifts or lowers loads, such as rigging systems for lowering branches and includes, attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it. For example: lowering blocks, pulleys, strops, karabiners and ropes.
- A thorough examination should be carried out by a competent person every 12 months on equipment that is not used for lifting people.
Please click here for more information on LOLER from the HSE AIS30 (download)