The LOLER and PUWER regulations apply to all passenger access lifts, steps, ramps and hoists. The LOLER regulations were introduced in 1998 to ensure the universal safety of use of all lifting equipment. With increasing pressure on health and safety, LOLER is a minimum requirement for all lifting equipment both commercially and privately. The LOLER certificate consists of a list of checks carried out by a competent engineer to examine the wellbeing of the equipment. In addition to this, to comply with the LOLER regulations you are required to have your vehicle maintained to the manufactures minimum recommendation usually consisting of servicing and inspection every 6 months and a weight test carried out annually.