Lift Supplementary Tests

Ensuring Lift Safety with Comprehensive Supplementary Tests

Supplementary tests.

During a thorough examination, the LOLER engineer might ask for extra tests on your lift. These are called supplementary tests. The goal of these supplementary tests is to ensure the lift is completely safe to use. They help confirm that every aspect of the lift works as it should, supporting the overall safety check.

These extra tests are important because they ensure your lift is safe for use. Without them, the LOLER engineer might not approve your lift for use, meaning it could be temporarily out of service.

It's important to do these tests quickly. They're not just additional bureaucracy; they're essential for keeping your lift safe for everyone.

How to book a supplementary test.

Simply contact our team by dialling 020 7097 8588 or by emailing us at

Depending on the test that is required, it may be that our engineers need to survey your equipment before the supplementary test is carried out. Don't worry, our surveys are free, so if you don't wish to proceed after the survey it is not a problem.


Contact Our Team

Let us know which type of supplementary test you require, and the best time and date for our engineer's attendance. 



Engineer's Attendance*

*If required, our engineer will attend to survey your lift.



Repair Team's Attendance.

The repair team will attend to carry out the supplementary test. They will leave on-site a physical test certificate with the results of the tests.




Our office will be in touch the same day to provide digital copies of the supplementary tests as well as a digital attendance report with any observations our engineers have made during their visit. 

If additional work is required to satisfy the supplementary test they will walk you through the next steps.


The types of supplementary tests.

Here are the many different types of supplementary tests that may be called for by your LOLER engineer:

A.1 Earth Continuity.

A.2 Electric Safety Devices.

A.3 Terminal Speed Reduction Systems.

A.4 Landing Door Interlocks.

A.5 Lift Machine

A.6 Safety Gear System.

A.7 Devices to prevent overspeed of the ascending lift carrier.

A.8 Unintended Carrier Movement Protection (UCMP)

A.9 Energy Dissipation Buffers.

A.10 Suspension System.

A.11 Car Overload Detection Warning Devices.

A.12 Hydraulic System.

A.13 Anti-creep Devices.

A.14 Low Pressure Detection Devices.

A.15 Traction, Brake, and Levelling.

A.16 Car/Counterweight Balance.

A.17 Automatic Power Operated Doors.

A.18 Other; This list is non exhaustive. Where there are components or functions which cannot readily be tested as part of the thorough examination, the LOLER engineer should call for supplementary testing of these components or functions.

The legal implications of overlooking a supplementary test.

Conducting Supplementary Tests isn't merely a recommendation; it's a legal requirement. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) emphasises the necessity of these tests when called for by a competent person. Ignoring or delaying these tests can have serious legal repercussions, including hefty fines and potential legal actions. Beyond legal consequences, the safety risks posed by non-compliance can lead to dangerous situations, putting users at risk.

In essence, Supplementary Tests are an integral part of lift safety and maintenance. They provide an added layer of assurance, ensuring lifts operate efficiently, safely, and in compliance with all regulatory standards.

In need of a LOLER examination?

We work along side reputable third-party LOLER companies to ensure the lifts we look after are compliant.

By working alongside respected third-party companies, we guarantee an unbiased and thorough LOLER inspection, emphasising safety and compliance above all.

Reach out to us today to schedule your impartial and objective inspection, and ensure your lifting equipment stands up to the highest standards.

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