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If you operate a vehicle with a tail lift you’ll know the importance of regular maintenance and the commercial team at DH Price Motors offer…

What is a LOLER or Thorough Examination?

The LOLER or Thorough Examination is now an annual mandatory requirement under the Health & Safety legislation. (To be honest, it always should have been).

LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations.

Simply put, a Thorough Examination or LOLER is a bit like a car’s MOT.

Both a Thorough Examination and an MOT are means of certifying that, at the time of testing, all components which have a bearing on safety have been formally inspected and assessed as being in a safe condition.

Just as a car’s MOT and 10,000 mile service are two different things, so Thorough Examination is distinctly separate from a truck’s regular maintenance programme (even though in both cars and trucks some of the same items are included in both regimes). It is not part of maintenance – it is an examination embedded in legislation. As a result, Thorough Examinations would not normally be included in a maintenance agreement, unless specifically requested.

Ensure you comply with the law by getting in touch to Thoroughly Examine all your trucks and issue you with necessary certificates.

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