LOLER Inspections

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

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.

Rigging Equipment

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)