How beXel is designed for Lifting Inspection certificate to grow your business
Work equipment for lifting or lowering loads including its attachments (used for anchoring, fixing, or supporting the load).
When speaking about lifting equipment, we also mean any lifting accessories that attach the load to the appliances in addition to the equipment which carries out the actual lifting function.
- Lifting appliances means any mechanical device capable of raising or lowering a load, e.g. cranes, fork lift trucks, powered hoists, manual hoists, lever hoists, beam trolleys, sheave blocks, winches, runway beams, mono-rail hoist, etc. Lifting appliances such as trucks with self-loading cranes, forklifts, and mobile cranes are used at company worksites.
- Lifting accessories that are designed to be used directly or indirectly to connect a load to lifting appliances, though are not part of the load.
Any lifting accessories before being put into service shall be certified by Company approved inspector.
beXel is one of the major global players in the digitalization of inspection and certification of lifting equipment such as cranes, lifting gear, elevators.
We are your partner in delivering lifting equipment inspection and ensuring regulatory standards and requirements are met – ultimately to reduce the risk of accidents, unnecessary delays, or downtime and to ensure safe lifting operation.
beXel is designed for Lifting and Rigging inspections, to manage and help in your business growth.
But why a lifting inspection certificate is important?
With all lifting equipment, it is important that it is fit for purpose and safe to use.
For new equipment, it is essential that it is designed correctly with calculations carried out by a qualified engineer however for the end-user the best way of proving suitability is through testing and certification.
Thorough examination shall be carried out on all lifting equipment that underwent repairs or any changes to the load carrying component.
Risk assessment shall be carried out by lifting inspector prior to any test/inspection.
Company Lifting Authority shall approve any deviations to this requirement and documented in respective equipment records.
For all lifting equipment, there are two main types of certification and testing; Thorough Examination and Load Testing.
A report of thorough examination must be supplied with any item of lifting equipment or any lifting accessory prior to its first use.
This is a requirement of the LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) regulations and constitutes a visual inspection being carried out by a competent person to confirm no defects are present that could be detrimental to the operational safety of the equipment.
Although this includes all new crane installations, it also includes any that are refurbished, modified or moved. In some cases, this may also include cranes that have been heavily modernized.
Upon successful completion of a thorough examination, a report of thorough examination is issued and should be kept by the customer for as long as the crane is in situ.
In addition to the obligations of LOLER, there is also a responsibility to comply with any other requirements of any standards worked to during the manufacture or supply of lifting equipment or relevant to its location and use.
For example, UK Standards require that cranes and jibs be proof load tested upon installation and prior to first use.
Each type of lifting equipment has its own testing.
beXel support to manage all your lifting gear inspections.
Using LEEA Certificate (LOLER) keeps you updated with the required compliance following the standards.
Online Equipment Register
This allows you to improve management and equipment tracking on real-time basis.
Moreover, the details of all existing and new lifting equipment and accessories shall be recorded in a lifting equipment register established for each location. The Lifting Equipment Controller (LEC) is responsible for maintaining the register at each location.
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Now let us know more about LOLER:
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) are in place to ensure that all lifting equipment is used in a safe manner.
Any business or organization whose employees operate lifting equipment on the job are required to comply to these regulations, which come under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
In practice, LOLER regulations require all lifting operations to be properly planned and supervised by a ‘competent person’.
LOLER also requires that all lifting equipment must undergo regular examinations by a qualified technician to ensure that it is fit for its purpose — it is the responsibility of the business that own or rent the equipment to make sure these examinations take place.
The piece of equipment must then be appropriately marked and records of each examination must be kept, with any defects being reported to the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority (the HSE for industrial workplaces and the local authority in most others).
It should be noted that a LOLER inspection, known officially as a ‘thorough examination’, is not the same as routine maintenance such as replacing worn or damaged parts, topping up fluid levels, or making minor adjustments.
LOLER testing must be performed by what is known officially as a ‘competent person’: someone qualified to perform the thorough examination.