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MEWP LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination)
Under current Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER 1998) powered access equipment and accessories that are used for lifting people must undergo a Thorough Examination at least every 6 months (every 12 months for other lifting equipment) or at intervals determined in an examination scheme set up by a competent person. Unscheduled or more frequent Thorough Examination must be carried out in exceptional circumstances e.g. accidental damage, major repair or modification, being out use for long periods of time, extensive use or exposure to harsh environments. MEWP LOLER Inspections (Thorough Examinations) must be performed by an impartial competent person with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience. At Alfa Access Services Ltd all our engineers are IPAF CAP card holders, certified by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – the world authority in powered access. IPAF CAP (Competent Assessed Persons) programme offers documented evidence that engineers are competent to plan, manage and carry out Thorough Examinations of powered access equipment. We can carry out LOLER Inspections at your premises or on site anywhere in the UK and issue all necessary documentation. You will receive a copy of On-Site Work Report, a weatherproof LOLER sticker for your access platform and a PDF Certificate of Thorough Examination (laminated hard copy is available upon request at no extra cost). We will set up a LOLER Safety File for each of your machines to record all procedures, inspections, servicing, repairs and Thorough Examinations performed by us. We will notify you in advance when your next inspection is due and book an appointment for an agreed date to ensure you comply with the law. The price of the LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination) depends on the complexity of your lifting equipment, location and any special requirements (out of hours visits are available). We believe we are very competitive, and there are discounts available if we examine more than one machine. Please contact us for a quote and more information!
What happens during a LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination)
IPAF CAP engineers carry out detailed visual examination and testing of components and systems, performs functional checks and where necessary takes measurements of wear. In some cases NDT, stripping of paint, disassembly and internal examination of parts may be required. Overload testing is not routinely performed because it can damage your lifting equipment. LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination) is designed to ensure that lifting equipment continues to be safe to use, and all defects and deterioration are identified and rectified before safety is compromised.
Regular Service & Maintenance of powered access platforms is a requirement of Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER 1998). Lifting equipment can become unreliable and develop faults due to poor or no maintenance. Regular servicing will increase a lifespan of your aerial access equipment and prevent minor faults developing into serious problems and breakdowns. Alfa Access Services Ltd can help you establish a scheduled preventative maintenance programme which will take into account a MEWP’s frequency of use, environmental conditions, risk assessment and manufacturer's service recommendations. We offer routine planned maintenance to supplement LOLER Inspections carried
out by us or a third party (regular service typically includes lubrication, oil and water top-up, change of oil, air, fuel, hydraulic filters) and also more complex life-cycle maintenance (complete boom and chain inspection / greasing, change of hydraulic fluid, electrical cable and hydraulic hose replacement, etc). All our Service quotations include travel, labour, service parts and consumables and free complementary safety checks, which are recorded in a MEWP Service File. Service & Maintenance can be carried out as a stand-alone visit or tied in with a MEWP LOLER Inspection (Thorough Examination).
MEWP Repairs & Breakdown Call-out
Major Refurbishment & Repairs
Our highly experienced engineers are familiar with all major makes and models of powered access platforms, such as Teupen, Genie, Haulotte, Niftylift, Skyjack, Denka, Platform Basket, Bravi, JLG, CMC, Upright / Snorkel, Versalift, Terex, Manitou, Omme, Bluelift, CTE, Aerial, Liftlux, Hinowa, Oil & Steel and more many. Our fully equipped vans have a wide range of tools and diagnostic equipment that allows us to perform repairs on site/at your premises anywhere in the UK. We supply genuine OEM and after-market spare parts and consumables at reasonable prices to minimise the cost of the repair and downtime. All our customers have a benefit of free phone assistance. With our expert guidance it is often enough to solve minor problems on access equipment. It's free and it works! If you have a breakdown and we can't help over the phone, we’ll visit your premises/site to carry out the fault-finding and repair.  By prior arrangement we can provide a 24 hr breakdown cover to help you do your job safely and
efficiently. We can carry out remedial repairs identified during Thorough Examination by a third party, with subsequent LOLER certification. On the rare occasion that your access platform needs to be moved to a specialised workshop, we have fully equipped workshops available, please see below for major repairs/overhaul..
Did you know that even small movements at ground level can lead to a person being catapulted out of the basket? Wearing full body safety harness with an adjustable lanyard at the shortest workable length is essential when working from a boom type powered access platforms. This applies to various types of cherry pickers, articulated boom lifts, tracked access platforms, spider lifts and van/truck/trailer-mounted MEWPs. Regular inspection and care of harnesses and lanyards is mandatory, please refer to manufacturer’s recommendations. Our engineers are fully qualified to carry out 6-monthly Recorded Harness and Lanyard Inspection, which can be tied in with the LOLER Inspection of your machines.
Recorded Harness & Lanyard Inspection 
MEWP Service & Maintenance
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Our major refurbishment facility in Peterborough is well-equipped to carry out repairs of all makes and models of low level access, scissor and boom lifts, tracked spider lifts, van-, truck- and trailer-mounted platforms. We offer post-accident damage assessment and repairs, major overhauls, life-cycle refurbishment, coded welding and fabrication, hydraulic ram re-sealing and pressure testing, complete boom strip down (hydraulic hose and electrical cable replacement), wiring loom repairs, slew ring and other major components replacement, chain inspection, engine re-build and special modifications/ retro-fitting.
Detailed Ladder / Step Ladder Inspection, Tracker & Keypad Installation, Weight Calibration, Re-sprays, MEWP Project Support, MEWP Site Safety Audit, Pre-purchase Inspection, UK Manufacturer Support. Please contact us if the service you require is not listed. We can offer bespoke products to suit your needs.
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