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Loler Inspections

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

LOLER regulations state that lifting equipment is required to be thoroughly examined by a trained and competent personnel;

  • Before its use
  • Proceeding the repair or replacement of a structural component
  • When a change or alteration of chassis is undertaken
  • When a part is removed and refitted to the original chassis

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
Full test
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:

  • In the case of equipment being used to lift personnel, such machinery is required to be checked at least once every 6 months.
  • A piece of lifting accessory, for example; slings, chains, grabs etc. are required to be examined at least once every 6 months.
  • In the case of alternative lifting equipment, all should be routinely checked at least once every 12 months.