It is a legal requirement that any and all makes and models of lorry loader, roll on/off, tipper, recovery equipment and skip loader, including: Atlas, Fassi, Hiab, HMF, Palfinger, PM, VDL, Multilift, Palift, Reynolds Boughton, Telehoist, Trio receive an up-to-date inspection in order to ensure that the machinery is safe and proper and complies with current regulations. Once passed, the machinery gains legal certification which authenticates its usage.
Transloader Services is a member of ALLMI (Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers) where our skilled and trained engineers are part of our approved load testing company enabling ourselves to carry out the required checks.
All tests are carried in compliance with the LOLER (The Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) regulations which are enforced by the HSE.
Details of such legal requirements relating to the supply and use of lorry loaders and other hydraulic equipment can be found at www.allmi.co.uk
LOLER regulations state that lifting equipment is required to be thoroughly examined by a trained and competent personnel;
Recommendations for periodic testing and thorough examinations of loader cranes are as follows;
|Occasion||Minimum test and thorough examination|
|Before being first taken into service||Full test (Proof load test of rated capacity 125% at full radius and through the full slewing arc and a thorough examination)|
|Annually after being first put into service||Proof load test of rated capacity 110% at full radius and through the full slewing arc and a thorough examination|
|4 years after first being put into service||Full test|
|8 years after first being put into service||Non-destructive test of structure
|After each structural repair or component change||Full test|
|When chassis is changed||Full test|
|When crane is removed and refitted||Full test|
Additionally, further periodic examinations are required when the following criteria are met: