The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 apply to all businesses in the UK that have lifting plant and undertake lifting operations.
Landlords and duty holders are responsible for maintaining passenger lifts and for ensuring that periodic [every six months] thorough examinations of these lifts are carried out. LOLER requires that these periodic inspections are conducted by an ‘independent competent person’. ISE is that independent competent person.
“The ‘independent competent person’ requirement, outlined in LOLER is very important. In effect LOLER stipulates that it is not appropriate for incumbent maintenance providers to ‘mark their own homework’.”
Christopher Dello, ISE