Lifting Accessories, Loose Tackle & Lifting Equipment: LOLER Inspections and Maintenance

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) which came into force on 5th December 1998 state that lifting accessories and Loose Tackle must be inspected in accordance with an examination scheme, however at least six-monthly.


Lifting accessories are pieces of equipment that are used to attach the load to lifting equipment, providing a link between the two. Examples of lifting accessories and loose tackle include:


  • Fibre or Webbing Slings
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Chains Slings
  • Hooks
  • Shackles & Eyebolts
  • Lifting Eyes
  • Spreader Beams
  • Magnetic and Vacuum Devices
  • Lifting and Plate Clamps


After producing an appropriate examination scheme, RHC Lifting's competent engineers will thoroughly examine and inspect your lifting accessories to ensure you satisfy the regulations. The inspections will be documented on a statutory LOLER report. Your report with state all defects, observations and comments and will be supplied to you in both hard and electronic format. The reports will be followed by a quotation to rectify any defects found.


Any defects found that present an immediate danger to personnel or are likely to cause equipment failure or damage to equipment, will be brought to your attention immediately so that any necessary action can be carried out quickly and efficiently.


RHC Lifting can offer a number of services to ensure your equipment stays within the LOLER regulation. We run a free plant register management system for all new equipment which is automatically marked with a unique plant number and added to the inspection reports. We can also organise a colour tagging system which ensures equipment outside the current inspection period is easily identifiable and therefore not used until it is re-inspected.

Gantry Crane & Hoist: Servicing, Maintenance, LOLER Inspections & Breakdown Cover

The LOLER regulations are different for overhead gantry cranes, chain hoist or manual lifting equipment. Please refer to our Gantry Crane: Servicing, Maintenance, LOLER Inspections & Breakdown Cover webpage for more information and advice on your legal requirements and our services on this equipment. 

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RHC Lifting Limited - HQ

Lawrence Drive

Stover Trading Estate

Yate, Bristol

BS37 5PG


Tel: 01454 332270


Autec Enq: 

RHC Lifting Limited - Yeovil 

RHC Lifting Limited

C/O Leonardo Helicopters

Lysander Road


BA20 2YB


Tel: 01935 704076

RHC Lifting Limited - Plymouth 

11 Mary Seacole Road




Tel: 01752 250501

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