TM Lift Safe aims to improve LOLER compliance

10 December 2014

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Enterprise mobility specialists TBS Enterprise Mobility has launched TM Lift Safe, which it claims is a “complete end-to-end IT solution” designed to enable businesses to meet the legal requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).

The software, which has been created in close consultation with the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), aims to tackle the problem of non-compliance with LOLER.

The regulations help ensure that all lifting equipment and accessories are safe to use, and to mitigate the risk of injury.

Steve Reynolds, managing director of TBS and president of the Mobile Data Association (MDA), said: "Despite being introduced 16 years ago, the complexity and scope of LOLER, coupled with the administrative burden it can create, means many businesses are unwittingly in breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act, opening themselves up to law suits, not to mention putting employees at risk.

"At present many companies rely on laborious processes, which lack traceability. Thorough Examinations can often take a matter of minutes, but the ensuing process to produce the necessary documentation can be slow, inefficient and unreliable - inevitably resulting in downtime. TM Lift Safe streamlines this process and gives managers visibility of assets and people."

TM Lift Safe harnesses Microsoft Dynamics CRM, TM Lift Safe to provide what is claimed is a complete back end system as well as a mobile application for engineers and technicians.

This application can be easily uploaded onto any smartphone and rugged devices for ATEX Zone 1 and 2 with TM Lift Safe automating the whole thorough examination process to ensure no vital safety checks are missed with asset records kept up-to-date and auditable.

According to the company, the mobile app "meticulously" guides the assigned competent person through the examination process, and captures information that is used to automatically generate a 'Report of Thorough Examination' in real-time.

This is integrated with the back end system, which updates asset records and schedules follow-up examinations.

Reynolds added: "We showcased TM Lift Safe at the recent LEEA Roadshow and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

"Not only are users guaranteeing legal compliance and safeguarding against risk, they are also empowered to proactively manage engineers and technicians, and ensure equipment is well maintained to optimise lifespan."