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MEWPs Training in Scotland

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MEWPs Training in Scotland

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are used in a number of industries. The powered-access platforms help workers reach areas that are both high and difficult to access, so they are essential in many sectors, from warehousing and construction to arboriculture and urban street lighting, offering a secure platform for working and safe access. That’s where MEWPs Training comes in.

MEWPs are a potential health and safety hazard should they be poorly maintained, overloaded or used in a manner for which they were not designed.

The Rules and LOLER Regulations

There are three main sets of regulations in place in the UK that govern the use of MEWPs.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) were created in 1998. They set a specific, legal definition of lifting equipment, the safe working load, the frequency with which the lifts should be inspected and the duties of employers and employees in ensuring personal safety while using lifting equipment.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are another set of ordnances passed in 1998. While these regulations provide more general rules for work equipment, they also apply to all lifting platforms.

Finally, the Work at Height Regulations are a list of rules specific to employees whose work involves being raised above the ground, which, as you would expect, devotes a lot of time to the use of MEWPs in various sectors.

Expert Training in MEWPs Scotland

Compliance with these regulations requires all of your staff to be fully trained in the proper use of MEWPs. Finding the right trainer with sufficient experience and knowledge to cover the particular variety of lifting access platform that your company operates is essential for your compliance with the regulations. This reduces your risk of liability and secures the safety of your staff.

MEWP Training Glasgow

Aerial Access Services provides the finest MEWPs training in the country from our headquarters in Glasgow, with all of our courses designed and constructed according to strict International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) guidelines.

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We also offer LOLER examination services, to ensure that your lifting platforms comply with all of the regulations detailed above. Both MEWPs Scotland and LOLER examinations can take place under the same roof, so there is no need to shop around.

Get in touch with Aerial Access Services today and get the best mobile elevating work platforms training available in the UK.

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LOLER Certification Providers

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Reliable LOLER Certification Providers

If your organisation or company makes regular use of powered lifting equipment in its day-to-day operations then you have a responsibility as an employer to ensure that all of your equipment complies fully with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and that your company undergoes LOLER examinations. This is an essential requirement whether or not you own the lifting equipment itself. So long as you are utilising the equipment then you are bound by LOLER and failure to comply will lead to issues with liability, not to mention the health and safety of your employees.

LOLER Regulations

The regulations demand that all of your lifting equipment be examined and inspected regularly and that a record of said examination is maintained, with any spotted defects logged accordingly. It can be a daunting prospect, but Aerial Access Services can assist you.

LOLER Compliance

We offer unmatched LOLER compliance services and take pride in being the preferred provider of LOLER regulation services in Scotland. We have a fine team of experts in equipment inspection that will make achieving the LOLER certification a painless process for you.

LOLER Examinations

LOLER demands that your equipment is examined prior to first use, as well as each time it is installed in a different location or site. Likewise, it is required to undergo another inspection when it is reinstalled at a previous site.

Highly Trained Expert Inspectors

Our team includes the most highly-trained and experienced inspectors that the industry has to offer. Our experts will perform a full and professional examination of your equipment, ensuring that it complies with all aspects of LOLER, and will issue you with the necessary certificate of compliance once the job is done, so you can be assured that you have fulfilled your legal obligation.

We offer one-off examinations or contracts to complete all of your regular inspection requirements. With years of experience in the industry and a reputation that is unmatched, we can ensure the safety of your staff and eliminate the risk of liability that comes from inadequately maintained lifting equipment. With our competitive pricing structure, we have made our services available to all.

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If you have questions about LOLER and your responsibilities under the regulations, or if you need an inspection quote, call us today and let us assist you in any way we can.

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Our Trusted LOLER Examinations

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LOLER Examinations are an Investment

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are designed to protect heavy equipment operators, owners and people working around them from injury. If your business is using lifting equipment, even if you do not own the equipment yourself, by law you must abide by LOLER standards. In order to do that, a thorough examination is necessary. Many lifting equipment owners and operators feel that the regulations slow down work time and prevent them from simply getting on with the job. But in actual fact, making sure that your heavy lifting equipment is up to scratch can save you money, prevent downtime and improve production times in the long run. Here’s how:

1) Faulty Equipment Breaks Down

Part of the thorough examination necessary under LOLER regulations includes a lifting equipment inspection. This check will ensure that your machinery is working well. A machine with even the smallest fault is at risk of breaking down and that means downtime. It may be a matter of minutes to tighten a loose screw, or it could mean weeks while a new part is ordered and repairs are carried out.

2) A Faulty Machine is a Dangerous Machine

Dangerous machinery can cause injuries and apart from the obvious trauma associated with this, it may well mean losing a skilled operator for months at a time.

3) A Machine in Good Order is a Machine that Works Well

When a LOLER examination is passed or any anomalies are resolved, the operators, owners and people working around the machine are confident in its abilities, and a machine that works well is a smooth running part of the operations, ready to work to its optimal capacity.

4) Qualified, Trained & Trusted Professionals

AAS technicians are fully qualified and fully trained to provide the thorough examination service. An examination by our diligent staff provides peace of mind to lifting machine operators and owners. Knowing that your machine has had a thorough examination by a competent person, that you have abided by the law and that your work environment is a safe one is only a click away.


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Don’t risk taking a chance with your lifting equipment, hire trusted, trained and qualified professionals to carry out your Thorough Examinations under LOLER Regulations. Contact Aerial Access Services for one of Scotland’s most established and trusted LOLER examiners.

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