Angel Healthcare Solutions LOLER Testing and Inspections 

If you need a reliable, adaptable, and customer-focused company to carry out your LOLER/PUWER inspections, we would reccomend you to getting in touch with us at Angel Healthcare Solutions to find out how we can make life easier for you.  

We have over 20 Years of experience supplying, installing, and servicing mechanised patient lifting hoists plus ancillary equipment and slings.

Our clients include Sheltered Housing establishments, care homes and SEND schools. 

With skilled engineers and systems in place, we take the worry of keeping up to date with LOLER requirements out of your hands, leaving you to get on with the important job of caring for your service users.

All records and certificates are held on our server for easy download whenever you need them.

We offer full service & support via our very own in-house service team. Once we have diagnosed the problem we will dispatch an engineer to visit and, wherever possible, repair on site.

We offer independent and impartial LOLER inspections as an integral part of our annual servicing and maintenance agreements.

Angel Healthcare Solutions is an approved supplier on the

Care England Supplier Network

Angel Healthcare Solutions is an approved supplier for the

National Care Association

What is LOLER

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requirements place certain statutory duties on employers and establishments who operate, have ownership, or have control over lifting equipment. 

In a care environment, the regulations state that equipment must be inspected for condition and safety once every 6 months. This applies not just to mechanised equipment like the hoist itself, it also applies to accessories like guide tracks and slings used in conjunction with the hoist

What is PUWER

These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

safety legislation in addition to PUWER.

LOLER Inspections for Patient Slings

Patient slings for hoists use a labeling system so that a caregiver can visually assess the safety and suitability of a sling before use. The sling label will contain a serial number for the sling, a weight capacity, and the washing instructions. 

There must be a service tag on the sling which provides the date of the most recent LOLER inspection and when the next one is due.

During a LOLER sling inspection, our engineers assess the safety and condition of a sling by checking for ripped material and loose stitching. They will also check the label. If the details are faded to the point where they cannot be seen, the sling will fail, be condemned, and should be replaced.

This is because the LOLER regulations state the Safe Working Load and Serial number must be present.

If you cannot see these details, then the safety of the sling is compromised and so must be condemned.

This is also true for the washing instructions on the sling.

If these can’t be seen then they may be washed at a higher temperature than suitable which damages the material and integrity of the sling.