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PPE Inspections

The importance of having a formal equipment and PPE inspection programme

Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd has dedicated teams of Inspectors who are fully qualified to carry out formal inspections across the UK.

Typical items the team inspect, include:

  • Working at height equipment (harnesses, lanyards, helmets, fall arrest blocks, connectors, transfasteners etc)
  • Lifting accessories
  • Portable ladders
Equipment inspections

Formal equipment inspections

In addition to pre-use checks, all working at height safety equipment should have formal equipment inspections.

Companies have a legal duty to ensure that equipment is inspected at suitable intervals according to Regulation 12 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The inspection must be undertaken by a competent person, who has the relevant knowledge and experience in the subject. This person should be financially independent to enable an inspection to take place based solely on the safety of an item and unaffected by cost.

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All our Inspectors undertake rigorous training and regular audits.  As an independent equipment supplier and trainer our Inspectors have access to a wide range of branded equipment and they learn how it operates in our Safety Training Centres.

Arco Professional Safety Services document the serial numbers of all parts inspected and the inspection history is recorded in our customer asset tracking system. In the event of a manufacturers product recall we are able to quickly identify and inform impacted customers. Our team of Inspectors receive manufacturer training, in-house training and bespoke LEEA training to inspect lifting accessories.  All Inspectors carry cards to prove competence to our clients.

PPE Check

LOLER Inspections for lifting accessories

We carry out inspections of lifting accessories in accordance with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

LOLER states that all equipment used for lifting purpose must be fit to use, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and this means keeping it regularly inspected.

We will keep records for you of all inspections of your lifting accessories and PPE.

Examples of Lifting Accessories include:

  • Lifting blocks
  • Lifting slings
  • Shackles
  • Wire ropes
  • Swivels hooks

For more information or to discuss your inspection requirements contact us on or call 0330 390 0822.