LOLER regulations state that any stage equipment that lifst people or accessories is inspected every 6 months, and any other lifting equipment is inspected annually. However, it’s possible that you look to undergo load testing more often than this and the exact frequency with which your stage equipment should undergo load testing depends on a number of factors.
Firstly, the type of equipment being tested will play a part in how often it needs to be tested. The age of the equipment also needs to be taken into account as newer equipment is less likely to experience weaknesses or failures in comparison to old or aged equipment. The frequency of use also plays a part in the required frequency of load testing as equipment that is used more frequently is more likely to experience normal wear and tear.
Proof load tests are also required when;
- Any new lifting equipment is installed, before it is brought into service
- Any equipment is repaired or altered in any way
- After an overhaul or refurbishment to equipment
- If the equipment has been out of use for a prolonged period of time
- Following any incident occurring
Taylor Stage Services will ensure that all of your stage equipment meets all of the requirements and regulations for safe operation and use.