PPE Inspections

Are you unsure of the legislation regarding PPE or simply do not have the time to carry out the examinations then let us help you. 

Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd has dedicated teams of Inspectors who are fully qualified to carry out formal examinations at our premises, your premises or at serviced offices throughout the UK.

If you own work equipment that is used to protect your employees from a fall from height, you have a legal duty to ensure that it is inspected at suitable intervals (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.

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 Training Centre.  As suppliers, Arco Professional Safety Services is kept directly informed of manufacturer recalls, etc of which Inspectors are also kept aware. In addition they receive manufacturer’s training, in-house training and bespoke LEEA training to inspect lifting accessories.  All Inspectors carry cards to prove competence to our clients.  As extra reassurance, our Inspectors have full technical support from both our Instructors and Technical Team to ensure we provide our clients with the very best of service. 

Here are examples of the examination reports that we produce.

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.

Where you undertake lifting operations involving lifting equipment you must:

  • plan them properly
  • using people who are sufficiently competent
  • supervise them appropriately
  • to ensure that they are carried out in a safe manner
What are Lifting Accessories?

Lifting accessories fall under lifting equipment used for lifting and lowering loads.

Examples of Lifting Accessories are:

  • Lifting Blocks
  • Lifting slings
  • Shackels
  • Wire ropes
  • Swivels Hooks