There are a few legal requirements which are important for business owners to keep in mind.
LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. LOLER applies to any equipment which lifts items – from platform lifts to forklifts. The number of annual checks depends on the equipment, and your servicing provider can probably help with this, and it is as well as the servicing requirements.
This details the requirements for business owners to have regular checks made on their lifts by a trained and competent LOLER inspector. Following the inspection, a certificate is issued where there are no problems found.
Insurance providers will often require proof of safety elements for lifts at businesses, especially where the public use your lift.
The Equality Act may also be relevant where all visitors must be able to access all areas of the business.
Find out more about regulations and platform lifts by clicking here.