who is this site for?


  • whose staff use taillifts
  • whose vehicles have taillifts
  • considering buying a taillift
  • having a taillift fitted
  • interested in LOLER

what is LOLER?

things to know about LOLER

  1. Employers must ensure that all tail lifts meet the requirements of Government Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  2. It is the law that “Thorough Examinations” are carried out on tail lifts every 6 months by a “competent person”
  3. A “Thorough Examination” provides a report of a detailed examination into the overall condition of the tail lift
  4. The Health and Safety Executive can ask to see the “Thorough Examination Report” at any given time
  5. Failing to comply with LOLER carries penalties of substantial fines or imprisonment
  6. Weight tests or Service Reports are not the same as statutory “Thorough Examination” Reports

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