Thorough examination

Lesson Progress:
A MEWP should be thoroughly examined at least every six months

A periodic thorough examination (over and above the inspections listed above) must be carried out by a competent person. This will normally be a qualified engineer and is a detailed inspection that produces a report on completion. The report should be kept on file at the same location as the equipment or accessory.

Lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined as outlined below.

  • When it is first used (unless bought brand new).
  • If it is installed, after installation but before first use.
  • If it is assembled, after assembly but before first use.
  • At intervals not exceeding 12 months.
Lifting equipment, used for lifting people, and all lifting accessories must be thoroughly examined every six months.