Fork Lifts and hoists have long been subject to LOLER inspections but we identified the need for greater safety levels on other ground side equipment, particularly anything passenger handling.
In consultation with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) we have established clear, definitive procedures and consistent standards that will eliminate poorly maintained equipment that could lead to expensive aircraft damage.
Maintaining GSE to a high standard, within operational procedures, minimises equipment downtime and results in a marked reduction in aircraft delays.
Currently all GSE is required to pass a ‘Report of Thorough Examination’. This examination is required as soon as the equipment is one year old – and may be needed once, twice or even four times a year, depending on the equipment and its use.
However not every inspection is a ‘thorough exam’ and it’s important to know the difference. Inspection is part of any routine service and maintenance – the emphasis is more on function.
If your inspection does not conform you could be breaking the Law and invalidating any insurance.