Inspection of plant and maximum intervals at which each should be inspected:
Hoist or lifts: thorough examination every 6 months.
Vehicle lifting table: to be thoroughly examined every 12 months.
Cranes/lifting machines: thorough examination of all parts including anchorages every 12 months. Lifting machines may not be used for the first time unless tested, or if dismantled and re-erected. Except when used to lift people, then every 6 months.
Lifting tackle: Thorough examination every 6 months.
Steam boilers: Steam boilers together with fittings and attachments require thorough examination every 14 months or after extensive repairs. Also a further examination under normal steam pressure within 3 months of the thorough examination, new or second hand may not be used until certified.
Steam receivers: Thorough examination every 26 months. Second hand steam receivers must be certified or examined before being used for the first time.
Air receivers: Similar to steam receivers.
The above is a guide to the current statutory requirements. These requirements are subject to change in line with regulations and legislation.